Who among the following appoints / elect the Pro Tem speaker in India?

Answer: [A] President

The Lok Sabha speaker needs to quit the office before the first meeting of the newly elected Lok Sabha. At this point of time, a speaker Pro Tem is appointed by the President.  Speaker Pro Tem presides over the first sitting of the newly-elected Lok Sabha and administers oath to the new members. His officer ceases to exist when new Speaker is elected by the House.

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