Business Standard
Who is Om Birla?

Om Birla

About Om Birla

Who is Om Birla?

Om Birla was born on 23 November 1962 and he is an Indian lawmaker and social worker, serving as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker since 2019. He has served as a Parliament member, Lok Sabha, from Kota-Bundi demographic in Rajasthan since 2014. He was likewise the Legislative Assembly member addressing Kota South Assembly constituency from 2003 to 2014. He is also a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member.
?
He joined the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the BJP's youth wing, and became involved in student politics. He went on to become the organization's national vice-president. He was also involved in student politics, and when the BJP initially nominated him for the prestigious Kota assembly seat in 2003, he was uncertain about his victory.

Personal life and Education?
Om Birla was born to Shrikrishna Birla and Shakuntala Devi in a Marwari Hindu family. He finished his master's degree in commerce from the Government Commerce College, Kota and Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati College, Ajmer. He wedded Amita Birla in 1991 and has two daughters named, Akansha and Anjali.
?
In addition to being a full-time politician, he participates in numerous philanthropic activities. Through various mediums, he is interested in various social services such as helping the old, handicapped citizens, the poor and helpless women from time to time.?
?
He has been involved in assisting many handicapped, cancer and thalassemia patients through different social organisations, which have also been providing handicapped people with free tricycles, wheelchairs, and hearing aids.
?
He assisted the flood victims, led the relief team in rescue operations and gave shelter and medical care to the flood victims in Kota city on 15-16 August 2004.
?
Political career
Om Birla won his first assembly elections contesting from Kota South in 2003. He won against Shanti Dhariwal from Congress by 10,101 votes. He saved his seat with 24,300 votes against Ram Kishan Verma from Congress in 2008. In 2013, before turning into a Parliament member, he won his third assembly election against Pankaj Mehta (Congress) by 50,000 votes. He was the Parliamentary Secretary (MoS rank) in Rajasthan government during his tenure in 2003-08.
?
Birla was elected to both the 16th and 17th Lok Sabha as the BJP's candidate for the Kota constituency. In the 16th Lok Sabha, he was the Standing Committee on Energy and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment member.?
?
His choice for the position of the Lok Sabha speaker amazed many including MPs from the treasury bench. On 19 June 2019, Om Birla was chosen 17th Lok Sabha speaker, following a movement for election moved by PM Modi of the BJP. The Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam parties also moved notices for Birla and encouraged him to be unprejudiced as Lower House's presiding officer.?
?
Positions
  • District President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Kota. (1987–91)
  • State President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Rajasthan State. (1991–1997)
  • National Vice President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha. (1997–2003)
  • MLA From Kota South (2003-2015)
  • Member of Parliament from Kota (2014-Present)
  • Vice Chairman, National Co-operative Consumer Federation Limited.
  • Chairman, CONFED, Jaipur. (June 1992 to June 1995)
  • Lok Sabha Speaker, (19 June 2019 to present)

Achievements
  • He was acting director of National Coal India Limited and Nehru Yuva Kendra, New Delhi.
  • He proceeded to join Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). He was selected as the president of Kota District. Later on, he turned into BJYM's Rajasthan state president for 6 continuous years.?
  • During his time as Parliamentary Secretary, he was praised for his efforts to assist with financial matters. He is portrayed as the “Messiah of the poor.”
  • He has likewise filled in as the Vice Chairman of National Cooperative Consumers' Federation.
  • Om Birla was actively involved in the rescue effort when floods hit Kota. He gave shelter homes, meds and food to victims.?
Notable Achievements
  • Asked over 500 questions in the 13th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly and his name was mentioned for "Sadan ke Sitaare" something like 6 times for taking part in the house's debate.?
  • He led the historic development to set up IIT in Kota city. His role was instrumental for ensuring supply of Chambal river in District Bundi.?
  • For the Rawatbhata Movement for waiver of City Development Tax and Movement against MNCs, the credit goes to him.?
  • As Vice Chairman, National Cooperative Consumer Association Ltd., New Delhi, he launched the plan of fostering the network of Super Bazar schemes nationwide.?

Controversies
  • In September 2019, Birla became involved in a controversy. In his speech at a meeting of the Akhil Brahmin Mahasabha in Kota, he said that Brahmins are held in high esteem “by virtue of their birth” because of their dedication and their ability to guide other communities.?
  • In 2022, the Opposition targeted the government, accusing Birla regarding freedom of speech in parliament that "how BJP was destroying India". He was charged of restricting the freedom of speech of the MPs in the house by various political parties.

Net Worth?
Om Birla has an estimated net worth of over Rs. 4.83 crores (2019).

Latest Updates on Om Birla

Rulings by chair not to be criticised, MPs reminded ahead of Parl session

Referring to parliamentary etiquette, it said words containing insinuations, offensive and unparliamentary expressions should be scrupulously avoided

Updated On : 20 Jul 2024 | 2:32 PM IST
Image

Six new bills listed for Parliament's upcoming session; Om Birla forms BAC

The proposed legislation aims to bring more clarity and convergence in the roles of different organisations working in the field of disaster management, a Lok Sabha bulletin issued Thursday said.

Updated On : 19 Jul 2024 | 2:44 PM IST
Image

LS Speaker Birla calls for reforms in UNSC, WTO in Brics parliamentary meet

Addressing the 10th BRICS Parliamentary Forum in St. Petersburg in Russia, Birla said India was committed to uniting emerging markets and developing countries

Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 6:40 PM IST
Image

Poll for LS Speaker post sign of live, thriving democracy: Om Birla

The opposition had pushed for the poll by nominating Congress' Suresh against BJP's Birla, even as it did not press for a division of votes

Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 4:36 PM IST
Image

Expect all members to uphold parliamentary dignity, follow rules: Om Birla

Birla said he would endeavour to give an opportunity to all members to raise issues dear to them in the House as per the rules

Updated On : 06 Jul 2024 | 7:54 PM IST
Image

First session of 18th LS recorded 103% productivity, says Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker informed the House that the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address on June 27, lasted for more than 18 hours and 68 Members participated in the discussion

Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 11:37 AM IST
Image

Rahul Gandhi protests 'selective expunction' of parts of his Monday speech

In his letter to Birla, Gandhi said while the Chair derives powers to expunge certain remarks from the proceedings of the House but the stipulation is only those kinds of words

Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 12:05 AM IST
Image

Despite spreading lies, they lost: PM Modi's dig at Opposition in Lok Sabha

Sholay's 'Mausi', Parasite, 'Baalak buddhi', 'Tumse na ho payega...', PM Modi attacks INDIA bloc and LoP Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha, replying to the Motion of Thanks to President Droupadi Murmu

Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 4:52 PM IST
Image

Selective expunction defies logic, expunged remarks be restored: Rahul

In his first speech as the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Gandhi had launched a no-holds-barred attack on the BJP

Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 5:44 PM IST
Image

Adding words to oath lowers Constitution's dignity; follow format: Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's statement came against the backdrop of several members raising slogans of "Jai Samvidhan" and "Jai Hindu Rashtra" while taking oath last week

Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 1:12 PM IST
Image

Cong MP Tagore urges Om Birla to ease journalist restrictions in Parliament

In the letter to Birla, he said that several journalists, many of whom have been covering Parliament for over a decade, are facing restrictions

Updated On : 30 Jun 2024 | 2:14 PM IST
Image

Birla's comments on Emergency not apt, not suitable for LS Speaker: Pawar

On Rahul Gandhi taking the Leader of Opposition's post, Pawar said the party with the most number of MPs in the Opposition gets to decide the Leader of Opposition

Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 2:11 PM IST
Image

NEET row sparks uproar in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi's mic switched off

The Congress party on Friday moved adjournment motions in both Houses, demanding an urgent discussion on the NEET debacle

Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 3:42 PM IST
Image

Lok Sabha adjourned for day amid Oppn uproar over NEET; MPs storm the well

Speaker Om Birla and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju told opposition members that they can discuss the matter during the course of the Motion of Thanks on the President's address

Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 3:38 PM IST
Image

Travesty of traditions: Congress slams Speaker Birla's 'Emergency' remark

Congress leader K C Venugopal has written a letter to Om Birla condemning his remarks on the 1975 Emergency following Birla's re-election as Lok Sabha Speaker

Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 3:37 PM IST
Image

18th Lok Sabha: Om Birla elected as Speaker for second straight term

LOP Rahul reminds him of his duty to honour Constitution and allow Oppn to raise people's voice

Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 10:41 PM IST
Image

Birla's decisions in last 5 years as Speaker strengthened democracy: Paswan

Paswan, the chief of BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), also came out in the defence of Birla as several opposition leaders accused him of being partial towards treasury benches

Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 2:14 PM IST
Image

'Confident that you will allow us to speak': Rahul's message to Om Birla

After congratulating Om Birla on his election as the new Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed confidence in Birla's commitment to allowing Opposition to speak in the House

Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 1:44 PM IST
Image

Hope suspension of MPs will not be repeated in Lok Sabha: Akhilesh Yadav

Yadav said he also hoped that Birla would be impartial towards the opposition and give its leaders equal opportunity

Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 1:16 PM IST
Image

NDA candidate Om Birla elected as Lok Sabha Speaker for second time

'Your sweet smile keeps the entire House happy,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, congratulating Om Birla on his appointment, passed through voice votes

Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 12:25 PM IST
Image
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news