World Yoga Day: Om Birla with MPs performs yoga in the Parliament

Updated: 21 June, 2019 11:02 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
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    NDA candidate Om Birla was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha on Wednesday, June 19.

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    Soon after Om Birla's appointment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went up to the Speaker's chair and congratulated him.

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    There was no other candidate in the fray and the motion moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to choose the Kota-Bundi MP as speaker was adopted by a voice vote. Birla also broke the record of women holding the position for the last 10 years.

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  • World Yoga Day: Om Birla with MPs performs yoga in the Parliament

    Birla is an agriculturist and social worker, the typical low-profile leader who has been active in politics from his student days and has also served as state unit president of the Bhartiya Yuva Morcha in 1991 and as vice-president at the national level.

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  • World Yoga Day: Om Birla with MPs performs yoga in the Parliament

    Birla was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha from Kota where he defeated Congress' Ramnarain Meena by over 2.5 lakh votes. 

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On International Yoga Day, the newly-elected Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla took to performing yoga exercises in the Parliament. Pics/ Pallav Paliwal

First Published: 21 June, 2019 10:11 IST