Karia Munda all set to become Deputy Speaker of LS today

June 8th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Karia Munda is all set to be the new Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha with the ruling and the opposition parties extending support to him.

The Congress-led UPA and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) filed 13 sets of nomination papers on behalf of Munda on Friday.He was chosen by the BJP as the Deputy Speaker candidate after the UPA offered the post to the Opposition as per convention.

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

He was a Cabinet Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA 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. (AN)

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