New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Sumitra Mahajan for being elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker and said it was her "proud privilege" to preside over the House to which she has given so much for so long.
Singh sent a letter to Mahajan to convey his greetings and extend his best wishes to her. "Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your election to the prestigious post of the Speaker of Lok Sabha. You earn the distinction of being the second woman to reach this exalted position," he said.
"You have given so much to this august House (Lok Sabha) and for so long. Now it is your proud privilege to preside over it," the Congress leader wrote to the eight-time BJP MP.
Extending his best wishes, he said, "May your rich experience, ability and indomitable spirit help you to discharge the duties with success."