Kerala Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh surprised everyone by taking oath in Hindi as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha on Monday. Happily surprised other members of parliament cheered him by thumping the desks.
Suresh was the second member to take oath after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The oath was administered by pro tem speaker Virendra Kumar. PM Modi was the first one to take the oath as a member of 17th Lok Sabha.
Earlier, the President of India administered oath to pro tem speaker Virendra Kumar. The first two days of the session were earmarked for administering oath to all the elected members of the parliament. Pro tem speaker will conduct the proceedings of the house until the speaker takes over.
Union Ministers and BJP MPs Harsh Vardhan and Dr Jitendra Singh took oath as members of 17th Lok Sabha in Sanskrit and Dogri languages respectively.
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday morning. The Union Budget is said to be tabled on July 5th. The parliament session will conclude on July 26.
The ruling government is expected to table all the 10 ordinances promulgated during its last term to pass them through the legislative process according to the constitution. Key bills like Triple Talaq bill, Citizenship Amendment bill among others are expected to be introduced.