The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, welcomed the unanimous election of Shri Om Birla as the Speaker of the seventeenth Lok Sabha, in accordance with the highest traditions of the House.
Congratulating Shri Om Birla, in his address at Lok Sabha today, the Prime Minister said that it is a proud moment for all the members to have such a distinguished personality as the Speaker of the House.
He said that Shri Om Birla has been in public life for years, starting as a student leader and has been continuously serving the society. He commended the role played by Om Birla in the transformation and overall development of Kota, Rajasthan.
The Prime Minister also remembered his long association with the newly elected Speaker. He underlined Shri Om Birla’s dedication to service and his contributions towards the rebuilding efforts in Kutch after the earthquake and Kedarnath after the floods. He added that the seventeenth Lok Sabha is getting a compassionate leader as its Speaker.
The Prime Minister assured the Speaker that he would receive full cooperation of the members in conducting the proceedings of the House successfully.
It is a matter of great pride for the House and we all congratulate @ombirlakota Ji on being unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 19, 2019
Many MPs know Birla Ji well. He has served in the state of Rajasthan as well: PM @narendramodi in the Lok Sabha
Personally, I remember working with @ombirlakota Ji in the @BJP4India organisation for a long time.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 19, 2019
Om Ji represents Kota, a place that is mini-India, a land associated with education and learning: PM @narendramodi in the Lok Sabha
Shri @ombirlakota's life has been devoted to service. I cannot forget how he stayed in Kutch for months when that part of Gujarat was affected by a devastating quake.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 19, 2019
In the same way, he stayed in Kedarnath for months when there were floods: PM @narendramodi