Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Leader of OppositionModi and Rahul Welcome Birla
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi set aside political differences today to welcome Om Birla as the new Lok Sabha Speaker, marking a significant moment in the 18th Lok Sabha.

Rahul Gandhi, poised to assume the role of Leader of the Opposition, becomes the third Gandhi family member to hold this crucial position, following Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. The Leader of the Opposition in India has a rich history dating back to 1969, playing a pivotal role in parliamentary democracy by influencing key appointments such as the Chief Election Commissioner and the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

After Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab declared the election results, PM Modi and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju joined Rahul Gandhi to escort Om Birla to the Speaker’s chair. PM Modi congratulated Birla and expressed confidence in his leadership for the next five years, emphasizing his role as a unifying figure in the House.

“On behalf of the entire opposition and the INDIA alliance, I congratulate you,” Rahul Gandhi acknowledged, underscoring the Speaker’s pivotal role as the voice of the people. He affirmed the Opposition’s commitment to supporting Birla in his duties, highlighting the collaborative spirit necessary for effective parliamentary proceedings.

The convergence of leaders from opposing political spectrums underscores the spirit of cooperation and mutual respect essential for the smooth functioning of India’s highest legislative body.

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