Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-term Speaker

New Delhi: Former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi is likely to be the pro-term Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.

Maneka is into her eighth term as an MP and is among the senior most members of the Lower House.

Gandhi was a Union Minister in the first Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

It remains to be seen if she will be the Bharatiya Janata Party’s choice for the Lok Sabha Speaker’s post.