Rahul Gandhi, Congress MP from Rae Bareli, congratulated Om Birla on his appointment as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after being named Leader of the Opposition. Gandhi expressed hope that the opposition would be permitted to express the people’s voice in the House. Congratulating Birla for being elected as the Speaker of the Lower House, Rahul Gandhi said he hoped that the Opposition would be allowed to raise ​​the voice of the people in the House.