Om Birla is NDA’s nominee for Loksabha Speaker. He is the BJP MP from Rajasthan’s Kotta. He represented the constituency twice. He has begun his political career in a very young age associating with Yuva Morcha and becoming the state unit president in 1990’s. He has a Master’s degree in Commerce.
Birla got elected to the assembly in 2003 defeating Congress stalwart Shanti Dariwal. He was a Parliamentary Secretary with the rank of Minister of State in the Vasundhara Raje government from 2003 to 2008. He also got a sabotage win in 2014 against the sitting MP Ijyaraj Singh.
Birla is a Modi loyalist who campaigned for his second term in the recent Loksabha elections. He has his share of controversies too. Mahendra Gautam his former private secretary has filed a case against him for inappropriate earning of assets and corruption. The case was however dismissed by the High Court. Mr. Birla’s nomination has been supported by ten parties.