LS Speaker Somnath to leave for Kuala Lumpur today

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New Delhi, Aug 2 : Lok Sabha Speaker Somanth Chatterjee will leave for Kuala Lumpur today to attend the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meeting.

The conference will witness a direct contest for the chairmanship of the Association between NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul and a Malaysian minister.

Paul, who is a Labour member of the British House of Lords, is pitted against Mohammed Shafie Apdal, Malaysia's Minister for Unity and Culture.

The post will be vacated by West Bengal Assembly Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim.

The Lok Sabha Speaker will return on August 10.

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