|17th Speaker of the Lok Sabha|
|Assumed office |
19 June 2019
|Preceded by||Sumitra Mahajan|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Assumed office |
16 May 2014
|Preceded by||Ijyaraj Singh|
|Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly|
December 2003 – May 2014
|Preceded by||Shanti Kumar Dhariwal (from Kota before bifurcation)|
|Succeeded by||Sandeep Sharma|
|Born||23 November 1962|
Kota, Rajasthan, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|National Democratic Alliance|
|Parents||Shrikrishna Birla |
|Residence||20, Akbar Road, New Delhi, Delhi, India|
|Alma mater||Govt. Commerce College, Kota|
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University
Om Birla MP (born 23 November 1962) is an Indian politician who is the 17th and current Speaker of the Lok Sabha. He serves a Member of Parliament 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.
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., He was married to Dr Amita Birla from both they have two daughters Akansha and Anjali Birla, Anjali Birla recently selected in UPSC.
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.
Member of Parliament
Selection of the Kota-Bundi MP, Om Birla for the post of the Lok Sabha speaker surprised many including MPs from the treasury bench.
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
On the 19 June 2019 Om Birla was elected Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, following a motion for election moved by Prime Minister Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam parties also moved notices for Birla and urged him to be impartial as presiding officer of the Lower House. The parliamentary convention for the Republic of India is for the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha to come from the Opposition benches. As of March 2021, uniquely in the history of the Republic, the Lok Sabha approaches two years of a vacant Deputy Speaker seat.
- District President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Kota. (1987–91)
- State President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Rajasthan State. (1991–1997)
- National Vice President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha. (1997–2003)
- Vice Chairman, National Co-operative Consumer Federation Limited.
- Chairman, CONFED, Jaipur. (June 1992 to June 1995)
- Lok Sabha Speaker, (19 June 2019 to present)
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