India Elections : BJP picks Karia Munda as Dy Speaker

Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Karia Munda will be the new Deputy Speaker in the 15th Lok Sabha. Since the Dy. Speaker’s post always goes to the Opposition as per the convention, BJP nominated Karia Munda as its candidate for the post. Munda, is a popular tribal leader in Jharkhand and has long Parliamentary and Assembly experience.

The 72-year-old Karia Munda has recently won the elections from Khunti Parliamentary constituency in Jharkhand. He was a Cabinet Minister in former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee’s Cabinet. Karia Munda never lost any elections since 1977.

While the Congress made a Dalit Woman Meira Kumar Speaker of the Lok Sabha, BJP went a step further by making a tribal leader Deputy Speaker.

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