BJP nominates Dalit leader Kariya Munda for LS Deputy Speaker’s post

June 2nd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday decided to nominate Kariya Munda for the post of Deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha.

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely disclosed this here.

Kariya Munda, a tribal leader, has been a six-time Member of Parliament from Jharkhand.

He was a Cabinet Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led National Democratic Alliance government at the centre.

Born in 1936, Munda, a post graduate, was born in the Ranchi District of Bihar, now State capital of Jharkhand.

He has been elected to Lok Sabha for many terms from tribal constituency of Khunti.

On the sidelines of reports from the Congress Party proposing the name of Dalit leader Meira Kumar for the Lok Sabha Speaker’s post, the nomination of Kariya Muna, who is also a tribal leader, is being seen as a masterstroke.(ANI)

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