Om Birla

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.

Om Birla

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17th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Assumed office
19 June 2019
Preceded bySumitra Mahajan
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byIjyaraj Singh
Member of Legislative Assembly, Rajasthan
In office
December 2003 – May 2014
ConstituencyKota South
Personal details
Born (1962-11-23) 23 November 1962 (age 58)
Kota, Rajasthan, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Dr. Amita Birla
ParentsShrikrishna Birla
Shakuntla Devi
Alma materGovt. Commerce College, Kota
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University

Early lifeEdit

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 careerEdit

Legislative AssemblyEdit

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 ParliamentEdit

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 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]

Posts heldEdit


  1. ^ "Office of the Speaker". Office of the Speaker Lok Sabha. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha". Retrieved 29 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "BJYM : Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha : भाजयुमो : भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा | BJYM : Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha is youth wing of Bharatiya Janata Party one of the leading Political Party in India, भाजयुमो : भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा". Retrieved 29 August 2015.

External linksEdit

Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Ijyaraj Singh
Member of Parliament
for Kota

2014 – Present
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Sumitra Mahajan
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
2019 – Present