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Om Birla new LS speaker
NEW DELHI, June 19: Rajasthan MP Om Birla was on Wednesday chosen as speaker of the Lok Sabha.
The motion to choose Birla as the speaker was moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also Leader of the House, and passed by a voice vote.
"That Shri Om Birla, a member of the House, be chosen as the Speaker of the this House," read the motion.
The motion was seconded by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
A similar motion was moved by Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah, which was supported by Union minister Nitin Gadkari. -PTI