President notifies Speaker’s poll amid suspense over NDA’s pick | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday issued a notification fixing June 26, two days after the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha is scheduled to commence, for the election of LS Speaker amid growing interest about BJP‘s likely choice for the office.
Incumbent Om Birla won the Lok Sabha polls from Kota once again and speculation that he might be continued with has gathered force since the formation of the Modi 3.0 govt and the PM retaining his CCS picks.BJP, with 240 seats, and allies who bring in another 53 should easily win the test. The speculation that TDP, which has 16 MPs, may seek the Speaker’s post as the price for extending support has worn thin after it decided not to leverage its numbers for outsize gains in ministry making.


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