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Which of the following statements are correct with respect to the institution of Pro Tem Speaker in Lok Sabha?
1. The President appoints a member of the newly elected Lok Sabha as the Pro Tem Speaker.
2. Pro Tem Speaker’s main duty is to administer oath to the members of the newly elected Lok Sabha.
3. The outgoing Speaker administers oath to the Speaker Pro Tem.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A.
1 and 2
B.
2 only
C.
2 and 3
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
The Speaker pro tem has all the powers of the Speaker. He presides over the first sitting of the newly-elected Lok Sabha. His main duty is to administer oath to the new members. He also enables the House to elect the new Speaker. The President appoints a member of the newly elected Lok Sabha as the Pro Tem Speaker. Usually, the seniormost member is selected for this. The President himself administers oath to the Speaker pro term. The Speaker pro tem then administers the oath to the newly elected Members.

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