'Through convention, not law': BJP justifies pro-tem Speaker selection in Lok Sabha

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on June 23, 2024
BJP MP Sambit Patra defended the appointment of Bhartruhari Mahtab as pro-tem Speaker for the 18th Lok Sabha, citing tradition over law amidst Congress objections.

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Published on June 24, 2024 -  04:13
Lok Sabha Tradition Broken: Bhartruhari Mahtab Sworn In as Pro-Tem Speaker,Opposition Protests Erupt
Bhartruhari Mahtab, born in 1957 in Odisha, is a seven-time MP and the new pro-tem Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha. Son of Odisha's first CM, he's a politician, writer, and social contributor. Mahtab won the Cuttack seat six times with BJD before joining BJP in 2024. He won again on a BJP ticket. Mahtab has received the Outstanding Parliamentarian and Sansad Ratna awards. His appointment as pro-tem Speaker has sparked controversy due to his recent party switch. #LokSabha #LokSabhaLive #18ThLokSabha #NDA #INDIA #BJP #Congress #RahulGandhi #PMModi #Modi #Oneindia #Oneindianews ~HT.178~ED.102~GR.124~

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