10 parties extend support to Om Birla's candidature for Lok Sabha speaker: Prahlad Joshi

10 parties extend support to Om Birla
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BJP MP Om Birla, theNDA nominee for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post+ , has been supported by ten political parties including Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). The election is scheduled to be held tomorrow.

NEW DELHI: BJP MP Om Birla, theNDA nominee for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post+ , has been supported by ten political parties including Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). The election is scheduled to be held tomorrow.

"BJD, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, National People's Party, Mizo National Front, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK and Apna Dal have given the notice to support Birla's candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. I have spoken to Congress leaders K Suresh and Gulab Nabi Azad. They have not signed till now but I think they would not oppose Birla's candidature," parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters here.



YSRCP and BJD are not allies of the NDA government at the Centre but have extended their support to Birla's candidature. Congress and N Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party have not given any confirmation to support the candidature of NDA candidate.

Birla, 57, was elected to Lok Sabha after winning elections from Kota parliamentary seat in Rajasthan.

He defeated Congress' Ramnarain Meena by over 2.5 lakh votes in the recently concluded general election. He has been MLA from Rajasthan thrice and MP twice.

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