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BJP MP Virendra Kumar to be the Protem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

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Kumar, a seventh time from constituency in and a former Union Minister, has been chosen to be the Protem of the

Usually, the senior-most member of the is chosen as protem whose job is to oversee the oath taking by the newly-elected members and the election of a regular of the

Kumar is likely to be administered the oath of office at the Rashtapati Bhavan on April 17, the day the newly-elected commences its first session. On the first two day, the new will take oath. The Election for the Speaker of the 17th is scheduled to be held on June 19.

Kumar was elected to 11th Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and became the member of Standing Later he was re-elected to the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Lok Sabha continuously. He had served as member and Chairmen of various committees.

He was also the of State for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs between September, 2017 and May, 2019.

The Election for the Speaker will be held on June 19.

Kumar, who holds a Ph 0D in Child Labor, had started his political career in 1977 when he became the Convener of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.), District Sagar,

Kumar was also associated with RSS since childhood and served a prison sentence of 16 months under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) in protest against the imposition of Emergency.

He was elected to 11th Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and became the member of Standing

Consecutively he was re-elected to the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Lok Sabha continuously and served as the Member as well chairpersons of different committees.

Kumar was also the of State, Ministry of Women and Child Development; and between September 2017 to May 2019.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 13:15 IST
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