Railway budget will be presented on July 8, the Economic Survey will be released on July 9.
2 vacancies already exist; another will arise after Rajiv Mathur retirement
The first priority now is to lift the morale of the rank and file and sources said Rahul is not keen to tinker with the organisational systems now.
She indicated that a Deputy Speaker may not be in place during the current short session of Parliament, suggesting
there was hardly any time left.
Eight-term MP Sumitra Mahajan is the second female speaker of the Lok Sabha after Meira Kumar.
Name of AIADMK member M Thambidurai is doing the rounds for the post of Deputy Speaker since party chief Jayalalitha had a lengthy meeting with PM two days back.
If everything goes by the script, she would be the second woman to occupy this office, the first being Meira Kumar.
According to unconfirmed reports, BJP patriarch L K Advani was in the reckoning to become new Speaker.
She avoided any bitter words against Narendra Modi who had attacked her for lack of development in her constituency.
Meira Kumar, one of the Congress’s only two Bihar MPs from the last election, faces the BJP’s Chhedi Paswan, who defeated her once.
The BJP sought to lay the blame squarely at the doorstep of PM for not trying to forge a consensus.
Jaganmohan, who decided to skip a meeting of leaders of parties in New Delhi, wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar:
Sorabjee and Parasaran are former Attorneys General of India while Nariman is a distinguished constitutional jurist.
Earlier today,Sushilkumar Shinde cancelled his meeting with the US delegation in New Delhi.
He also questioned the authority of the Supreme Court appointed panel in probing the matter.
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