India gets its first woman Speaker for Lok Sabha

UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2009 10:10 PM IST
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India got its first woman speaker for Lok Sabha as 64-year-old Meira Kumar was elected for this post on Wednesday. She had been sworn in as a cabinet minister, but resigned on Sunday after Congress offered her the Speaker's post. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the occasion said that, by electing a woman speaker, the parliament has paid tribute to the womanhood.


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