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Lok Sabha speaker election to be held on June 26

June 13, 2024 11:03 PM IST

The election for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker is to be held on June 26, an official statement from the Lok Sabha said on Thursday.

“In pursuance of sub-rule (1) of Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, the President has been pleased to fix Wednesday, the 26th of June, 2024, for holding the election to the office of Speaker, Lok Sabha,” read the official release.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Om Birla currently holds the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.

He was elected as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha in June 2019, following a motion for election moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Birla was fielded from Kota by the BJP, and he won the Parliamentary seat with a margin of over 41,139 votes.

Meanwhile, the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha will be held from June 24 and will conclude on July 3 for the oath/affirmation of newly elected Members, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday.

The 264th session of Rajya Sabha will also commence on June 27 and conclude on July 3, the minister said.

“First session of the 18th Lok Sabha is being summoned from June 24, 2024, to July 3, 2024, for oath/affirmation of newly elected Members, election of Speaker, President’s address and discussion thereon. The 264th session of Rajya Sabha will commence on June 27, 2024, and conclude on July 3, 2024.”

President Droupadi Murmu will address a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on June 27.

The last session of the 17th Lok Sabha (Budget session) was held between January 31 and February 10.

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