He said President Pranab Mukherjee will address a joint session of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha June 9 and the motion of thanks to the president's address will be on June 10-11. Naidu said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the discussion on the president's address in both houses of parliament. The Rajya Sabha will convene for the joint session June 9.
He said Kamal Nath was the "seniormost among the members" and will be sworn in by the president as the pro-tem speaker.
Asked if the Congress leader in the house will get the status of the Leader of Opposition given the party could secure only 44 seats in the Lok Sabha, Naidu said the government was studying various precedents and was discussing the issue. "There is still time to take that call," he said. Asked if some parties could join hands to become the largest group in opposition, Naidu said that there was "no precedence of coalition of opposition". (IANS)