Om Birla, BJP-MP from Rajasthan’s Bundi-Kota constituency, is set to be elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker. Birla has taken over the post from Sumitra Mahajan.
Birla’s candidature has been backed by all NDA allies as also by the YSR Congress Party, the Biju Janata Dal and key Opposition parties, including the Congress.
The two-time MP and three-time MLA’s name was nominated by BJP to the Lok Sabha secretariat for the Speaker’s post and bringing a motion for his election, which will be held on Wednesday.
According to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, BJD, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, National People’s Party, Mizo National Front, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK and Apna Dal have given the notice to support Birla’s candidature for the post of Lok Sabha speaker.
Birla is a member of the Standing Committee on Energy in Parliament and a member of Committee on Petitions and Consultative Committee for Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
He has held posts like National Vice President of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Vice Chairman of National Co-operative Consumer Federation Limited and Chairman of CONFED, Jaipur among others.
Birla is also actively involved in various philanthropic works such as distribution of food, clothes and books to the weaker sections of the society, blood donation camps etc.