The Election of the Lok Sabha speaker will be held today, with BJP nominating its Rajasthan MP Om Birla for the post.
Birla who is a two-time MP from Kota, Rajasthan filed his nomination on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari proposed the name of Birla. He already enjoys the support of parties including BJD, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, LJP, YSR Congress, JD(U) and AIADMK.
Congress has also moved a motion supporting the ruling party candidate for the post of Speaker of Lok Sabha.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the UPA allies in parliament last evening.