Sumitra Mahajan caught 'unaware' on emerging as frontrunner for Lok Sabha Speaker post in PM Narendra Modi dispensation

Written by PTI | Bhopal | Updated: May 29 2014, 20:55pm hrs
Veteran BJP leader and sitting MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan today said that she was not aware of any move afoot to make her the Speaker of new Lok Sabha.

"No one has spoken to me about making me the next Lok Sabha Speaker," Sumitra Mahajan told PTI here.

The MP, who is representing Indore for the eighth term, said that she had read about the speculations regarding her likely appointment only in newspaper reports.

According to unconfirmed reports, BJP patriarch L K Advani was in the reckoning to become new Speaker.

Mahajan, however, said that "everything will be clear on June 6".

In a related development, the Central government yesterday conveyed the recommendation to President Pranab Mukherjee to appoint senior Congress leader Kamal Nath as Protem Speaker in the new Lok Sabha.