Meira files nomination for Speaker post

UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2009 08:24 PM IST
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Congress leader Meira Kumar filed her nomination for the post of Lok Sabha on Tuesday before PDT Achary, the Secretary General of Lok Sabha. Kumar, a Dalit, whose nomination was welcomed by all politicians, was accompanied by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar. Kumar, a five-time lawmaker, will be the first woman to hold this office if elected. She was chosen by the ruling UPA following which she resigned from the Union Cabinet.

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