How is the Lok Sabha Speaker elected in India?

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Qualifications to be elected as MP

The Lok Sabha speaker is elected by the Lok Sabha from amongst its members. The speaker is elected as soon as possible, mostly after the first sitting. We will also discuss the ways in which the speaker can be removed from the office.

Whenever the office of the speaker falls vacant, The Lok Sabha elects another member to fill the vacancy. The date of the election of the speaker is fixed by the President.

Usually, the Speaker remains in the office during the life of the Lok Sabha. However, he has to vacate his office earlier in these three cases

  1. If he ceases to be a Member of the Lok Sabha.
  2. If he resigns by writing to the Deputy Speaker.
  3. If he is removed by a resolution passed by a majority of all the members of the Lok Sabha, Such a resolution can be moved only after giving 14 days advance notice.

When a resolution for the removal of the Speaker is under consideration of the House, he cannot preside at the sitting of the House, though he may be present. However he can speak and take part in the proceedings of the house at such a time and vote in the first instance, though not in the case of an equality of votes.

It should be noted here that, whenever the Lok Sabha is dissolved, the Speaker does not vacate his office and continues till the newly elected Lok Sabha meets.

Click here to read about Qualifications to become a MP (Member of Parliament) in India.

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