Longest Serving Speaker of Lok Sabha
Balram Jakhar is the longest-serving speaker of Lok Sabha. He was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1972 and was re-elected in 1977. In 1977, he became the leader of the opposition party. He developed documentation and information services, a library, etc., for use by the members of Parliament. Parliament museum was his contribution.
- Balram Jakhar was the first Asian member to be elected as the Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentarian Executive Forum.
- He was born on 23 August 1923 and died on 03 February 2016 at the age of 92.
- Balram Jakhar has served as the speaker of Lok Sabha for 9 years, 330 days.
- When the Congress party returned to power in 1991, Jakhar was appointed as Union Agriculture minister.
Who is the Longest Serving Speaker of the Lok Sabha?
The longest-serving speaker of the Lok Sabha is Balram Jakhar who served for 9 years and 330 days. He was appointed as the Lok Sabha speaker from 22 January 1980 to 18 December 1989. He also served as Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 20 July 2004 to 19 July 2009.