Sumitra Mahajan unanimously chosen as LS Speaker




Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan has been chosen as Speaker of the Lok Sabha unanimously today. 17 motions were moved from members from different parties including BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Leaders of Congress, AIADMK, Lok Janshakti Party, Shiv Sena, TDP, YSR Congress, TRS, Samajwadi Party, Shiromani Akali Dal, NCP, TMC, JD(S) and BJD also moved the motions in her favour.

Our Correspondent reports that the motions moved by former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader H D Devegowda and BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab were not seconded as the members mentioned to second the motion were not present in the House. 

The motions moved by the NDA ally Apna Dal member Anupriya Patel and two others were not accepted by the Protem Speaker as they were time barred. After the declaration of her election for the post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader L K Advani, leader of the Congress in the House Mallikarjun Kharge, AIADMK leader Anna Durai, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, TMC leader Sudip Bandhopadhaya and others took her to the Chair.


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