Nation First News: Two-time BJP MP Om Birla was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
The motion moved by Prime Minister Modi to choose the Kota-Bundi MP as Speaker was adopted by a voice vote.
Congress, Trinamool and other opposition parties also supported the BJP leader as the Speaker.
Ten other parties, including YSR Congress Party, JD(U), AIADMK, BJD, National People’s Party, Mizo National Front, Lok Janshakti Party and Apna Dal have signed the proposal, supporting Om Birla’s candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.
Worth mentioning that Birla has been MLA from Rajasthan thrice and MP twice.
Born 23 November 1962, Om Birla won the 16th & 17th Lok Sabha elections from Kota constituency.
Apart from a being an active parliamentarian, he has initiated several social welfare programs including distribution of clothes to poor, blood donation camps, free meal program and a medicine bank to supply medicines free of cost for poor.