New Delhi, Jun 2: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members on Tuesday, Jun 2 named Karia Munda, tribal leader for the post of Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha.
BJP held a meeting on Tuesday, Jun 2 after the UPA government had proposed the convention of the Deputy Speaker's post be given to the opposition party.
Speaking to reporters BJP's general secretary Arun Jaitley said, "The parliamentary board decided to name six-time party MP in the Lok Sabha Karia Munda as the candidate for the post."
When asked Munda's candidature was done with aim of winning tribal support for the party, Jaitley said, "It is true that Munda belongs to
the ST community, but along with that he has a vast legislative experience and this decision was made considering his seniority."
Kariya Munda, 72-year-old was a minister in Moraji Desai government and later in the Atal Bihari ministry. Earlier he was MLA in Bihar and later in Jharkhand