Sumitra Mahajan: Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha
Sumitra Mahajan (71) was elected Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha unopposed. She has gained the honor of becoming the second woman presiding officer of the lower house after her predecessor Meira Kumar.
Mahajan, the longest-serving woman MP, was elected after a motion moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seconded by BJP leader L K Advani was adopted by voice vote called by pro tem Speaker Kamal Nath.
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