Om Birla to be NDA’s nominee for Lok Sabha Speaker’s post

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New Delhi: Om Birla, NDA's nominee for Lok Sabha speaker's post, at his residence in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Om Birla, NDA’s nominee for Lok Sabha speaker’s post, at his residence in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Two-time BJP MP Om Birla is to be NDA’s nominee for Lok Sabha speaker’s post.

Birla, who won from Kota-Bundi parliamentary seat in Rajasthan, will easily become the speaker as the National Democratic Alliance has a clear majority in the lower house.

The election for the post is scheduled for Wednesday.

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.

Usually, seniority is considered for Lok Sabha speaker’s post but there have been instances when first-time and second-time lawmakers were elected for the chair.

Manohar Joshi, who was elected as Lok Sabha speaker in 2002, was then a first-time MP. He had succeeded GMC Balayogi, a second-time MP who died in a helicopter crash.

(PTI)