7-time MP Mahtab is new pro-tem Speaker of Lok Sabha


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President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday appointed Bhartruhari Mahtab, a seven-time MP, as the pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha. The appointment—effective under Article 95(1) of the Constitution—will last until a new speaker is elected during the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, scheduled from June 24 to July 3. Mahtab won his seat in Cuttack for the seventh time in 2024 as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate after resigning from the Biju Dal due to dissatisfaction with its functioning.