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Monday, July 04, 2022

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.


MPs should avoid making statements that hurt religious feelings: Om Birla

June 19, 2022 6:39 pm

Birla, who completes three years in office on Sunday, thanked leaders of all political parties for contributing towards making his journey so far successful, and said it was a big achievement that the House's average productivity during the period has been above 100 per cent.

Karti Chidambaram writes to Lok Sabha Speaker over CBI raids: 'Brazen breach of Parliamentary privilege'

May 27, 2022 10:02 am

Karti Chidambaram stated, "Certain officers of the CBI seized my highly confidential and sensitive personal notes and papers pertaining to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Information and Technology, of which I am a Member."

Adityanath tells MLAs: Don’t run from use of technology

May 21, 2022 5:53 am

Meanwhile, while inaugurating the orientation programme, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla expressed concern over the “deteriorating dignity” of the legislative houses because of “ruckus, slogan raising and showing of placards.”

Navneet Rana arrest: No unfair treatment by Mumbai police, says Maharashtra home minister

April 27, 2022 1:58 am

Mumbai Hanuman Chalisa row: Police action has been as per law, will give details to Speaker, says Dilip Walse Patil

Lawmakers should voice concerns of aspirational sections: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

April 11, 2022 10:32 pm

Speaking at the inaugural function of the 8th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (India Region) (CPA) Conference at Assam Legislative Assembly in Guwahati, Birla said that the primary responsibility of the legislature is to “fulfill hopes of the people.”

LS Speaker: ‘One nation, one legislative platform’ by 2023

April 08, 2022 8:05 am

“Besides, our endeavour is to provide all the documents through metadata so that people can access the proceedings of the House,” Birla said.

5 Questions: YSRCP MP Margani Bharat

March 24, 2022 6:45 am

MPs from Andhra Pradesh, cutting across party lines, expressed their anguish in Lok Sabha over what they called the centre’s move to disinvest Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL). YSRCP MP Margani Bharat speaks to Liz Mathew about the issue

Opposition protests fuel price hike for second day

March 23, 2022 11:39 pm

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was present at her front-row seat, was seen marshalling MPs from her party as well as other opposition parties. 

Delhi Confidential: Helping Hand

March 21, 2022 1:55 am

Raths have been part of the political playbook for a long time, but Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has found another way of using them. Birla will flag off Prasadam Raths from his official residence on Monday.

Delhi Confidential: Opposition welcomes Lok Sabha Speaker's ruling on starred questions

March 16, 2022 7:57 am

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla gave a ruling that if the Cabinet Minister begins replying to a particular question, he would have to address all the questions related to that particular starred question. The Opposition welcomed the ruling by thumping the desk.


PM meets Sonia Gandhi, Mulayam Yadav, Farooq Abdullah as Parliament Budget Session concludes

April 07, 2022 8:52 pm

The Budget Session of Parliament was curtailed by a day on the request of Opposition leaders, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Thursday, while asserting that the government was ready to conclude the session on the last day.