New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will support Om Birla, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate nominated for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.
Announcing this Pinaki Misra, BJD’s parliamentary party leader in the lower House, said that a decision in this regard was taken at a BJP parliamentary party meeting held here on Tuesday.
“The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has a clear majority in the Lok Sabha, has nominated Om Birla for the post of the Lok Sabha Speaker and sought our support for him. Since we have always had constructive cooperation with the Centre, we will support the proposal,” said Mishra.
Birla is a BJP MP from Rajasthan.