New Delhi, May 28 (PTI): Former Parliamentary Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath will be the Protem Speaker in the new Lok Sabha.
The government has conveyed the recommendation to appoint Nath, who is the senior-most member of the Lower House, to President Pranab Mukherjee, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here.
The Protem Speaker performs the duties of the office of the Speaker from the commencement of the sitting of the Lok Sabha till the election of the Speaker.
Nath, who was Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs in the last government, won from his pocketborough of Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh for the ninth term.
The name of Nath is also doing rounds in Congress circles for the post of the Leader of the Opposition.