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Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan elected as Lok Sabha Speaker


June 6, 2014 - New Delhi

Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan on Friday was elected as Speaker of Lok Sabha and is the second woman after Meira Kumar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed her name while Congress Parliamentary Party leader Mallikharjun Kharge and others seconded it. The other parties that proposed are AIADMK's M. Thambidurai, Trinamool Congress Sudip Bandopadhyay and Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Sumitra Mahajan (72), an eight time MP from Indore and representing Indore since 1989 and she was a minister of State in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999- 2004.

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