Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday welcomed the unanimous election of Om Birla as the Speaker of the seventeenth Lok Sabha, in accordance with the highest traditions of the House.
Congratulating Om Birla, in his address at Lok Sabha today, Prime Minister Modi 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 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.
Prime Minister Modi also remembered his long association with the newly elected Speaker. He underlined 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.
PM Modi assured the Speaker that he would receive full cooperation of the members in conducting the proceedings of the House successfully.