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BJP MP Om Birla Elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker

Om Birla has been unanimously elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker with the opposition Congress coming out in support of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate.
BJP MP Om Birla Elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker

Details:

  • Om Birla will replace Sumitra Mahajan.
  • He is a two-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of Parliament (MP) from Rajasthan.
  • Birla is also a member of the Standing Committee on Energy in Parliament, member of Committee on Petitions and Consultative Committee for Ministry of social justice and empowerment.
  • He has an 86% average attendance in the House.

One must know:

  • Mr. Birla was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Minister for Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari.
  • He was also backed by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).
  • The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) which is led by the Congress has also decided to support Birla's candidature.

Question: 

Q. Who has been unanimously elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker?
a. Hari Om Birla
b. Ram Birla
c. Om Birla
d. Ram Krishna Birla
BJP MP Om Birla Elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker BJP MP Om Birla Elected as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on June 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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