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Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Kota, Om Birla elected as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha unanimously.

His candidature was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha which was supported by the opposition parties including Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC). While Jagan Mohan Reddy‘s YSRCP and Naveen Patnaik‘s Biju Janata Dal also backed the proposal for Om Birla’s election for the post of Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi congratulated Om Birla and said, ‘t 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. Many MPs know Birla Ji well. He has served in the state of Rajasthan as well’.

He added, ‘Personally, I remember working with Om Birla Ji for a long time. He represents Kota, a place that is mini-India, land associated with education and learning. He has been in public life for years. He began as a student leader and has been serving society since then without a break’.

Apart from MP Modi, Leaders of Lok Sabha of different political parties congratulated the newly elected Lok Sabha Speaker.

Earlier on Tuesday, over 10 political parties including Shiv Sena, National People’s Party, Mizo National Front, Akali DalLok Janshakti Party, JDU, AIADMK, and Apna Dal signed the proposal backing Om Birla for the post of the next Lok Sabha Speaker.

Om Birla is a two time parliamentarian from Kota-Bundi Lok Sabha Seat of Rajasthan. In the recently held national polls, BJP Candidate from Kota Om Birla registered a victory by defeating Ramnarain Meena of Congress with over 2.5 lakh votes.

Birla has replaced Sumitra Mahajan who was the Speaker in the 16th Lok Sabha. Sumitra Mahajan opted out of the Lok Sabha Poll race.

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