NDA nominates Om Birla for Lok Sabha speaker post
Updated: June 18, 2019 12:07 IST
Two-time BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla will be the new speaker of the Lok Sabha after he was nominated by the ruling NDA for the post.
Mr. Birla has been a 3 time MLA in the Rajasthan Assembly and represents the Kota-Boondi constituency in the Lok Sabha.
The proposal for his name will be moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will be supported by Sukhbir Singh Badal of the Akali Dal and Arvind Sawant of the Shiv Sena.
The election for the post is scheduled for Wednesday.
The Opposition has not yet announced any candidate for the post while Tuesday is the last day to file nomination.
Birla, 57, has been MLA from Rajasthan thrice and MP twice.
If elected, he will succeed eight-term MP Sumitra Mahajan as Lok Sabha speaker.