The BJP’s surprise pick — Om Birla — was elected the Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha after his candidature was backed by all NDA allies as also by the YSR Congress Party, the Biju Janata Dal and key opposition parties, including the Congress.
Om Birla, a two-time parliamentarian from Kota, Rajasthan was backed by all NDA allies as also by the YSR Congress Party, the Biju Janata Dal and key opposition parties, including the Congress.
Om Birla has been legislator from Rajasthan thrice and parliamentarian twice.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today moved the motion proposing the name of Rajasthan’s Kota Member of Parliament Om Birla as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha on Day 2 of the Budget Session.
“It is a matter of great pride for the House and we all congratulate Om Birla Ji on being unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. He has served in the state of Rajasthan as well,” says PM Modi
Birla, whose family has traditionally been involved in managing cooperative societies, shares over two decades of close working relationship with both BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi before they came to power in Gujarat.
With Om Birla set to take oath as the new speaker of the Lok Sabha, parliament’s budget session has now commenced.