Parliament LIVE: The Congress top brass, including Sonia Gandhi and party chief Rahul Gandhi, held a meeting here to decide the strategy on key matters such as Lok Sabha Speaker’s election and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to discuss the ‘one nation, one election’ issue. However, party leaders said no discussion was held on the issue of appointment of leader of party in the Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, Kota MP Om Birla is set to be the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha as the Lower House of Parliament meets on Day 2 of the Budget Session today. The Speaker is the conventional head of the Lower House with a constitutional status at par with that of the Chief Justice of India. It is the Speaker who decides when a member speaks, how much time she gets, what gets included in official account and which statements get expunged, and whether, in cases of a member causing disturbance, she remains in the House or is expelled from it.
Once the ruling party takes the decision on the name, it is officially proposed by the Prime Minister or the minister of parliamentary affairs. This time the motion to propose the name has to be done before Tuesday noon. All the motions proposed will have to be seconded by one member. The member whose name has been proposed has to give in writing her willing to accept the chair of the speaker. All these documents have to be addressed to the secretary general, Lok Sabha.
The Budget Session of the 17th Lok Sabha began on Monday and saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others take oath.
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