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For some, it is still 'Speaker Sir'

Source: PTI
June 03, 2009 13:04 IST
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Old habits die hard.This adage was proved true in the Lok Sabha today as CPI(M) veteran Basudeb Acharia continued to address Meira Kumar as 'Sir' instead of 'Madam Speaker'.

Acharia was reminded by members from the Treasury as also Opposition that it was 'Madam Speaker' who was in the chair
and he should correct himself.

The CPI(M) leader continued to address Kumar as 'Sir' before switching over to 'Madam' after sometime. Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav also referred to Kumar as 'Mohoday' instead of 'Mohodaya'.

Kumar was elected as the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha today.

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