Kumar to be pro-tem Speaker

NEW DELHI, June 11: BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh Virendra Kumar will be the pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha, official sources said today.
Kumar, 65, is a seven-term member of Parliament and won the Lok Sabha polls from Tikamgarh.
As pro-tem Speaker, he will preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha and administer the oath of office to the newly elected MPs.
The first session of the newly-constituted 17th Lok Sabha will be held from June 17 to July 26.
As pro-tem Speaker, Kumar will also oversee the election of the Lok Sabha speaker.
Kumar was a Minister of State in the previous Modi Government. (PTI)