Virendra Kumar, a seven-time MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh chosen as the pro tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He was MoS in the ministry of women and child development He was also in the minority affairs ministry in the previous government.
He is likely to be administered the oath of office at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 17, the day where newly elected Lok Sabha commences its first session. On the first two days, the new MPs will take the oath. The election for the speaker will be on June 19.
About Virendra Kumar-
1. He was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996.
2. He became a member of the Standing Committee on Labour and Welfare.
3. He served as a member and chairman of various committees.
4. He studied a Ph.D. started his political career in 1977
5. He became the convener of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh.
6. He served a prison sentence of 16 months under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) in protest against the imposition of Emergency when he was associated with RSS.
7. He was a minister of state in the previous Modi government.