The new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy from YSRCP party has been offered the post of Deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha. On Tuesday, BJP MP and spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao met Jagan in Vijayawada and asked for any one of his 22 MPs who can take the position of the deputy speaker in Lok Sabha. Rao and Jagan held discussions for about half an hour at Reddy's official residence, behind closed doors, in what is called 'courtesy call'. Sources have said that Rao has brought the offer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.
However, the leader of YSRCP was silent about it and asked for some time. There is a Lok Sabha meeting scheduled on June 17 where new members will take the oath and the speakers will be elected. CM Jagan Reddy has a meeting of NITI Aayog to attend on June 15th for which he will be visiting Delhi where he will also meet Narendra Modi. Jagan also has a plan to meet senior officers before accepting or declining the offer. Another contender for the post of Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha is the Odisha Chief Minister and BJD leader, Naveen Patnaik who met PM Modi on Monday.