New Delhi, Jun 7: Karia Munda, BJP's tribal leader is all set to be the new Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha with the ruling and opposition parties extending support to him in the election for the post scheduled for on Monday, Jun 8.
UPA and NDA filed 13 sets of nomination papers on behalf of Munda on Friday, Jun 5. L K Advani, leader of the opposition signed the first set of nomination papers for Munda which was seconded by BJP president Rajnath Singh. While, Sushma Swaraj, deputy leader of the opposition proposed the tribal leader's name for the post which was seconded by Ananth Kumar.
Others who supported Munda's nomination were Sharad Yadav (JD-U), Anant Geete (Shiv Sena), Ratan Singh Ajnala (Shiromani Akali Dal) and Ajit Singh (RLD).
On behalf of the UPA, Pranab Mukherjee, finance minister proposed Munda's name which was seconded by Pawan Kumar Bansal, Parliamentary affairs minister. Followed by Sharad Pawar (NCP), Sudip Bandopadhyay (TMC), T R Baalu (DMK), Lalu Prasad (RJD), Reoti Raman Singh (SP) and E Ahamed (IUML) also backed Munda's candidature.