Dr Virendra Kumar to be Pro Tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi: Seven-time MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, BJP MP Dr Virendra Kumar is set to be the pro tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. Dr Virendra Kumar was the member of the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th, 15th and 16th Lok Sabha.
Dr Kumar will be administering the oath of office of the newly elected Lok Sabha members as the pro tem speaker on June 17. He will also be presiding over the first meeting of the Lok Sabha, where the new speaker for the assembly will be elected.
As per reports, Kumar was associated with the RSS from a tender age. He actively participated in the Total Revolution movement started by Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan in 1975 and even went to jail in Sagar and Jabalpur for 16 months under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) against the imposition of Emergency.
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha would be held on June 17. The oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected members will be commenced in the first two days. And on June 19, in the first meeting of the Lok Sabha, the new speaker will be elected.
A joint sitting of both the houses of parliament will be addressed by President Ram Nath Kovind at Central Hall at 11 am on June 20.