On the 19th of June, Om Birla, the Member of Parliament (MP) of the Kota constituency, was officially elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the name of Om Birla, a two time MP, as the Lok Sabha Speaker.
To the surprise of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP,) the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) also agreed to the appointment of Mr. Birla.
With the unanimous decision of the sitting MPs of the Lok Sabha, Om Birla administered the oath of office as the Lok Sabha Speaker in front of Virendra Kumar, the Protem Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
Mr. Modi congratulated Mr. Birla and said, “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. Many MPs know Birla Ji well. He has served in the state of Rajasthan as well.”
Modi further shared his experience of working with Om Birla and said, “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.”
The 3rd day of the 17th Lok Sabha session will conclude with the speech of Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India.
The 17th Lok Sabha session started on the 17th of June and will continue till the 26th of July.
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