Not aware of any move to make me Lok Sabha speaker: Sumitra Mahajan

Veteran BJP leader and sitting MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan said that she was not aware of any move afoot to make her the speaker of new Lok Sabha.

PTI| Last Updated: May 29, 2014, 14:09 PM IST

Bhopal: Veteran BJP leader and sitting MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday 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," Mahajan told a news agency 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 LK 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.