BJD To Support BJP MP Om Birla For Lok Sabha Speaker Post

18 June 2019


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Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD)’s leader in Lok Sabha (LS) Pinaki Misra today informed media that the ruling party of Odisha has decided to support the candidature of BJP MP-cum-NDA nominee Om Birla as the new Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament.

Misra also informed that the ruling NDA at the Centre has earlier appealed all parties to unanimously support their nominee for the coveted constitutional post for which BJD has formally decided to extend its support to Birla’s election.

"The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has a clear majority in the Lok Sabha, has nominated Om Birla for the post of the Lok Sabha Speaker and sought our support for him. Since we have always had constructive cooperation with the Centre, we will support the proposal," said Mishra.

As per media reports, Andhra Pradesh’s ruling party YSRCP and Tamil Nadu’s ruling party AIADMK have also announced their support to Birla’s candidature for the Lok Sabha Speaker post.  

Notably, Om Birla is the BJP MP from Kota in Rajasthan.

(With IANS Inputs)

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Kishore Mohanty, Brajrajnagar MLA, BJD, Odisha