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Jun 20, 2019

Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed

NDA nominee and BJP MP from Kota, Om Birla has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha. All major political parties including  Congress, DMK, TMC, BJD, TDP, YSR Congress, JD(U) and Shiv Sena supported the motion moved by Prime Minister and Leader of the House, Narendra Modi to choose Mr. Birla as the Speaker. Later,  Pro-tem speaker Dr. Virendra Kumar declared Mr. Birla as the Speaker. Prime minister along with other leaders of different political parties escorted Om Birla to the Speaker’s chair.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Om Birla saying his life has been devoted to service and Jan Seva has been the focal point of the politics.    

He said  Mr Birla has been in public life for years and worked for the BJP for a long time.  Mr. Modi added that Om Birla represents from Kota, a place that is mini-India, a land associated with education and learning.

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury assured full support of his party for the smooth functioning of the House. Mr Chowdhury expressed hope that the Speaker will conduct the House impartially.

DMK leader T R Baalu, Union minister and Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant, TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay, JD(U) leader Rajiv Ranjan, BJD leader Pinaki Mishra and Shyam Singh  Yadav of BSP congratulated Mr Birla assured their support for the smooth functioning of the House. Earlier, BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty took the oath.

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