Long wait for a Deputy Speaker for Lok Sabha

Petitioner Pawan Reley has pointed out that the position had been vacant for the last 830 days.
Congress’s floor leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “It is a constitutional mandated position and not a ceremonial one. During each session, the Congress has demanded that the election to the post be held, but our demands have been ignored”.
Mr. Birla had said that it is for the House to elect a Deputy Speaker and it’s not the Speaker’s job.
BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab, who is a member of the Panel of Chairpersons, said the Lok Sabha functioning was not affected by lack of a Deputy Speaker. “Currently, the Maharashtra Assembly is functioning without an elected Speaker after the resignation of Nana Patole,” he pointed out.
As the combined Opposition did not have the strength to elect a member of their choice, the choice fell on the government. The fact that there was no recognised leader of the Opposition also hampered the process, he stated. In 1984, when Rajiv Gandhi came to power with an overwhelming majority, the Deputy Speaker’s position was given to the AIADMK, he noted

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