Karia Munda elected Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha

June 8th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Karia Munda was unanimously elected as the new Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha by a voice vote on Monday.

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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