Deputy Speaker

  • AIADMK's Thambidurai unanimously elected as Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK leader Thambidurai was on Wednesday elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha by the members of the House. Thambidurai, who had filed his nomination on Tuesday, was backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh and got the support of all other...
  • Congress likely to back Thambidurai for the LS Deputy Speaker's post, election today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Other nominations for the post of the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker will be filed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, AIADMK's Thambidurai filed his nomination backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Congress is supporting Thambidurai, along with all other parties....
  • Congress snubbed, AIADMK's Thambidurai the front-runner for Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker's post: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It seems that a message is being sent out to the Congress that the party will not get the Leader of the Opposition post in Parliament. AIADMK's M Thambidurai, the front runner for the post for the post of Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha, has filed his nomination...
  • Opposition will get opportunity to nominate Deputy Speaker: Venkaiah June 9, 2014

    Vijayawada: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the government will give opposition parties a "reasonable" opportunity to nominate one of their members for the post of deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha. "Union government will give enough and reasonable opportunity to all opposition parties irrespective of...
  • Sumitra Mahajan set to be LS Speaker; Dy Speaker may be from AIADMK, say sources June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Ending speculations, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday confirmed that BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan would be the Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha. Mahajan will be the second woman to hold the key position after the outgoing Speaker Meira Kumar. Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of the Lower House may be from...
  • MP: Deputy Speaker Harvansh Singh passes away May 14, 2013

    Seoni: Madhya Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker and senior Congress leader Harvansh Singh died in the wee hours on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest. Singh, 65, is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter. The Deputy Speaker, also a former minister, suffered heart attack at his house in his ancestor village...
  • MP's absence won't affect Lok Sabha anymore February 19, 2010

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Rules Committee has decided to amend rules on question hour to ensure it proceeds without interruption even if the member who asked the question is absent. The decision was taken on Thursday at the first meeting of the committee, presided over by Speaker Meira Kumar, sources...
  • BJP names Karia Munda for LS Dy Speaker's post June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s tribal leader from Jharkhand, Karia Munda, has been named for the post of Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha. The BJP's Central Parliamentary Board held a meeting on Tuesday after the Government's proposal that as per the convention the Deputy Speaker's post goes to the...
  • PM calls Advani, offers Dy Speaker chair to BJP May 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday called up senior BJP leader L K Advani and offered the post of deputy Lok Sabha Speaker to the opposition, party sources said. Singh called Advani in the evening to discuss the issue of electing the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of...
  • Dowry complain against Orissa Dy Speaker, son August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The Orissa Assembly has been adjourned till Monday after Opposition uproar against the Deputy Speaker, Prahlad Dora. Dora's daughter in law Smita Majhi has lodged complaint of dowry harassment against him and his son. Twenty-one-year-old, Smita - who was married to Dora's son Chinmay (26) on July 9,...