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1st Lok Sabha started with 2-minute silence

The first sitting of Lok Sabha on May 13, 1952, had opened with observance of two minute silence and order of the President to appoint G V Mavlankar as Speaker.



New Delhi: The first sitting of Lok Sabha on May 13, 1952, had opened with observance of two minute silence and order of the President to appoint G V Mavlankar as Speaker.

The first sitting of Lok Sabha 60 years ago had started at quarter to 11 am, according to Parliamentary records.

Since it was first sitting of the maiden Lok Sabha no question was published.
Parliamentary Secretary read the order of President Rajendra Prasad that since posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha are vacant, as per provision of section 95 of Constitution he is appointing G V Mavlankar to discharge the function of Speaker.

The first member to turn up for taking oath was none else than Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as member of Allahabad East and Jaunpur West constituency.
The first adjournment motion during the maiden Lok Sabha on May 15 had come on the issue of food subsidy. But, it was not taken up after Speaker said that members would get chance to raise the issue during discussion on budget.

PTI

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