First session of 16th LS from June 4 to June 11

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The first session of the newly constituted 16th Lok Sabha will be held from June 4 to June 11 with President Pranab Mukherjee addressing the joint sitting of both Houses on June nine.

After the new members take oath on June 4 and 5, the Speaker will be elected on the next day.

The Rajya Sabha will commence from June nine after the joint sitting.

Senior Congress MP Kamal Nath will be the Pro-tem Speaker who will administer the oath to the new members. He will be assisted by a panel of Chairmen, consisting of Arjun Charan Sethi (BJD), Purno A Sangma (National People's Party) and Biren Singh Engti (Congress).

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu made the announcements today after a meeting of the Union Cabinet which deliberated on the Parliament session.

"We are studying various precedents while discussing the issue. There is still time to take that call," Naidu said when asked whether Congress would be given the post of the Leader of Opposition despite it not having the requisite numbers.

"We have not zeroed in on anyone. We don't want to zero in anyone," he said when asked whether any name has been shortlisted for the post of the Speaker.

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