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JD(U)'s Parveen in RS panel of presiding officers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

M Venkaiah today nominated JD(U) on the panel of presiding officers for conducting proceedings of the House.

She is the first woman on the panel in recent times.

When the House met, said in deference to the wishes of members expressed on the occasion of International Women's Day yesterday, he is nominating Parveen on the panel with effect from April 3.

According to the House rules, the nominates from amongst the members up to six vice-chairmen or presiding officers who chair the proceedings in absence of the and the

She would replace Basawaraj Patil, whose term expires on April 2, said.

Naidu, who is also of India, is the Chairman of while P J Kurien of is the

The panel of vice-chairmen or presiding officers includes Satyanarayan Jatiya (BJP), Tiruchi Siva (DMK), TK Rangarajan (CPM), (Cong), (BJP) and Sukhendu Sekhar Ray (TMC).

Naidu said Parveen has been a of

When Viplove Thakur (Cong) rose to thank him, Naidu, in a lighter vein, said he wanted to nominate Thakur, but she would have lost her voice as vice chairmen.

"Viplove, in our language, means revolution," he said.

Naidu hails from and his native language is Telugu.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 12:10 IST