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Om Birla

Two-term BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla is the Speaker’s of the 17th Lok Sabha. Birla, 57, represents the Kota-Bundi constituency and was earlier elected to the Rajasthan assembly thrice before he contested the Lok Sabha polls. Birla cut his teeth as a politician in the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the BJP’s youth wing. Birla won his first election at age 17, when he became the president of student’s union at the Government Senior Secondary School, Gumanpura, Kota, in 1979. Later, he became the district president of the BJYM for four years, then its state president from 1991-97, and eventually the youth wing’s national vice president for six years.


Appoint Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker: Congress to Om Birla

June 14, 2021 7:06 pm

The post of Deputy Speaker has been lying vacant since the constitution of the 17th Lok Sabha in 2019. Congress leaders argued that the post of Deputy Speaker has not remained vacant for such a long time in the recent past.

Free coaching, accommodation in Kota for students who lost parents to COVID

May 20, 2021 12:46 pm

On the request of Birla, the institutes agreed to provide free coaching, accommodation and food to students from across the country who have lost their parents or earning member of the family due to COVID-19, the statement said.

Adhir writes to Speaker: Let PAC meet, discuss vaccination policy

May 14, 2021 1:03 am

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and urged him to permit the PAC to meet and discuss the government's Covid-19 vaccination policy.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tests positive for Covid, admitted to AIIMS for observation

March 21, 2021 3:09 pm

According to a press release by AIIMS, Birla had tested positive on March 19 and was hospitalized the very next day. “He is stable and all his parameters are normal,” the press statement said.

No parliament should discuss laws passed by legislatures of other nations: Birla to IPU chief

March 15, 2021 10:53 pm

Last week, UK lawmakers held a debate on the British parliamentary premises on an e-petition over the right of peaceful protests, against the backdrop of the ongoing farmers' stir in India.

Delhi Confidential: Losing Cool

February 04, 2021 1:51 am

Om Birla has in the past earned praises from the opposition benches for giving them opportunities to speak and for his efforts to take everyone along.

Subsidy on canteen food served in Parliament canteens ends; Prices to go up

January 19, 2021 6:01 pm

Talking to reporters about preparations for the next Parliament session, beginning January 29, Birla also said the Parliament canteens will now be run by ITDC in place of Northern Railways.

NYPO holds Budget 2021 session, youth brainstorm to make India a $5-trillion economy

January 09, 2021 2:20 pm

Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla inaugurated the digital event and lauded the efforts of NYPO for organising national youth parliaments across India.

Budget session will be as long as earlier, all issues to be discussed: Speaker

January 09, 2021 4:34 am

Speaking to reporters in Dehradun, Birla said the upcoming Budget session will be of the same duration as it had been in the past and there will be discussions on all issues.

LS Speaker on winter session: Secretariat prepared; Cabinet panel decides dates

November 22, 2020 2:16 am

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs decides the dates of the session and the government discusses with opposition parties as well, the Lok Sabha Speaker said.