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June 27, 2024 6:41 PM

LoP in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders meet LS Speaker

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi along with other opposition leaders met Speaker Om Birla in his chamber in Parliament on Thursday. This is the opposition's first meeting with the Lok Sabha Speaker after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and MP from Kota, Om Birla, was elected as the Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Speaking about the meeting, Congress MP KC Venugopal told ANI that the meeting was a courtesy from Rahul Gandhi to meet and thank Lok...

June 26, 2024 7:38 PM

“House will benefit greatly from his insights and experience”: PM Modi praises Om Birla’s re-election as Lok Sabha Speaker

Om Birla was re-elected as Speaker of the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, garnering widespread support and praise from top government officials, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On social media platform X, PM Modi said, "I would like to congratulate Shri Om Birla Ji on being elected as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha for the second time. The House will benefit greatly from his insights and experience. My best wishes to him for the tenure ahead. @ombirlakota." The motion for Birla's re-election was...

June 26, 2024 4:10 PM

Allow voice of Opposition, defend Constitution of India: Rahul Gandhi congratulates Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

In his first speech as Leader of Opposition of the 18th Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated BJP's Om Birla for being re-elected as Lok Sabha Speaker. Gandhi said that the Lok Sabha Speaker is the final arbiter of the voice of the people, and the Opposition this time represents that voice significantly more than the 17th Lok Sabha. Clad in a white kurta pyjama, Rahul Gandhi speaking as the Leader of the Opposition said, "I would like to congratulate you for your s...

June 26, 2024 3:04 PM

17th Lok Sabha will be considered golden period in parliamentary history: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his wishes to Om Birla for being elected as the Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha and said that it is a huge responsibility to sit in this post for the second time during the Amrit Kaal. PM Modi also asserted that the decision taken in the 17th Lok Sabha under the presidency of Om Birla will be considered a golden period in parliamentary history. "Respected Speaker, it is the good fortune of this House that you are occupying this chair for the sec...

June 26, 2024 2:48 PM

Om Birla elected Speaker of 18th Lok Sabha

Om Birla, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and MP from Kota, was elected Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The motion, moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seconded by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, was adopted by the house through a voice vote. The opposition INDIA bloc, which had nominated K. Suresh as its candidate for Speaker, did not press for a division vote. Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi extended his wishes to Birla and accompanied him to the chair a...

June 26, 2024 9:03 AM

Prime Minister Modi to move motion in Lok Sabha to choose Om Birla as Speaker of the house today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will move the motion today (Wednesday) in the Lok Sabha to choose Om Birla as the Speaker of the lower house amid a tussle for the post with the opposition's INDIA bloc. In today's list of business, the remaining MPs who have not already taken the oath or made the affirmation to do so will sign the roll of members. Then, in what promises to be a stormy session, PM Modi will bring the motion that Om Birla, a member of the Lok Sabha, be chosen as the Speaker of the Ho...

June 25, 2024 9:56 PM

BJP and Congress issue three-line whips ahead of Lok Sabha speaker election

Both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress have issued three-line whips to their respective Members of Parliament (MPs) to be present in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, June 26, from 11 a.m. onwards. This move comes ahead of the crucial election for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. The election has taken on added importance as the opposition INDIA bloc, having failed to reach a consensus with the BJP, has nominated Congress MP K Suresh for the Speaker's position. This de...

June 25, 2024 5:59 PM

Rahul Gandhi takes oath as Lok Sabha MP with copy of Constitution in his hand

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was sworn in as a Member of Parliament from Raebareli on Tuesday, holding a copy of the Indian Constitution during the ceremony. He was part of the remaining MPs who took their oaths today after a total of 262 newly elected MPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, did so on Monday, the inaugural session of the 18th Lok Sabha. His oath-taking was attended by Congress Parliamentary party chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. ...

June 25, 2024 5:12 PM

No consensus on speaker, INDIA bloc’s K Suresh fielded against Om Birla for post

Efforts by the BJP's top leadership to broker a consensus on the position of the speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha came to naught when the INDIA bloc decided to field 8-time MP K Suresh for the post. His nomination followed the filing of a nomination by the BJP's Kota MP Om Birla for the post. Birla was the speaker in the 17th Lok Sabha as well. The elections for the post will be held on June 26. BJP MP Piyush Goyal said there was no precedent to suggest that the deputy speaker's post must go to t...

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