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Om Birla (born 23 November 1962)[1] is an Indian politician who is the 17th and current Speaker of the Lok Sabha. He serves a Member of Parliament[2] for the Kota-Bundi constituency in Rajasthan. Prior to parliament, he was elected thrice to the assembly of Rajasthan. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Early life

Om Birla was born on 23 November 1962, to Shrikrishna Birla and Late Shakuntala Devi in a Marwari Maheshwari family. He completed his master's degree in commerce from Govt. Commerce College, Kota and Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer.[citation needed]

Political career

Legislative Assembly

Om Birla won his first assembly elections contesting from Kota South in 2003. He defeated Shanti Dhariwal from Congress by a margin of 10,101 votes. In the next assembly elections, he defended his seat with a comfortable margin of 24,300 votes to his nearest candidate Ram Kishan Verma from Congress in 2008. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, he won his third assembly election against Pankaj Mehta (Congress) by close to 50,000 votes in 2013. During his tenure in 2003–08, he was the Parliamentary Secretary (MoS rank) in Rajasthan Government.[citation needed]

Member of Parliament

He was elected to the 16th & 17th Lok Sabha from the Kota constituency.

In the 16th Lok Sabha, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Energy and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. He was elected Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, following a motion for elect

Om Birla was born on 23 November 1962, to Shrikrishna Birla and Late Shakuntala Devi in a Marwari Maheshwari family. He completed his master's degree in commerce from Govt. Commerce College, Kota and Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer.[citation needed]

Political career

Legislative Assembly

Om Birla won his first assembly elections contesting from Kota South in 2003. He defeated Shanti Dhariwal from Congress by a margin of 10,101 votes. In the next assembly elections, he defended his seat with a comfortable margin of 24,300 votes to his nearest candidate Ram Kishan Verma from Congress in 2008. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, he won his third assembly election against Pankaj Mehta (Congress) by close to 50,000 votes in 2013. During his tenure in 2003–08, he was the Parliamentary Secretary (MoS rank) in Rajasthan Government.[citation needed]

Member of ParliamentOm Birla won his first assembly elections contesting from Kota South in 2003. He defeated Shanti Dhariwal from Congress by a margin of 10,101 votes. In the next assembly elections, he defended his seat with a comfortable margin of 24,300 votes to his nearest candidate Ram Kishan Verma from Congress in 2008. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, he won his third assembly election against Pankaj Mehta (Congress) by close to 50,000 votes in 2013. During his tenure in 2003–08, he was the Parliamentary Secretary (MoS rank) in Rajasthan Government.[citation needed]

Member of Parliament

He was elected to the 16th & 17th Lok Sabha from the Kota constituency.

In the 16th Lok Sabha, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Energy and Consultative Committee for the Lok Sabha from the Kota constituency.

In the 16th Lok Sabha, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Energy and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. He was elected Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, following a motion

In the 16th Lok Sabha, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Energy and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. He was elected Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, following a motion for election moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.[citation needed]

Selection of the Kota-Bundi MP, Om Birla for the post of the Lok Sabha speaker surprised many including MPs from the treasury bench.[citation needed]