LS Speaker meets President, Vice President

NEW DELHI: After being elected as Lok Sabha Speaker on Wednesday, Om Birla called on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

Birla went to Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet Kovind and later met Naidu at his residence, officials said, describing both the meetings as courtesy calls.

The President’s office tweeted a photograph of Kovind and Birla.

Naidu’s office also tweeted a photograph.

“I am confident that having wide experience in public life, Shri Birla would strive towards strengthening Parliamentary democracy in the country by upholding the best Parliamentary practices and traditions,” Naidu tweeted. (AGENCIES)