Bhartruhari Mahtab was chosen for the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2017

Highlights:

  • Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Bhartruhari Mahtab was chosen for the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2017. 
  • This was announced by the Indian Parliamentary Group on 29 January 2018.
  • Sabha Dinesh Trivedi would get the award for 2016 and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad (Congress) for 2015. 
  • On the other hand former Rajya Sabha member Najma Heptulla will get the award for 2013 and Lok Sabha member Hukumdev Narayan Yadav for 2014. 
  • Both are from BJP. The names were shortlisted by a committee headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
  • The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award was constituted in 1992 by the then Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil to recognize the overall contribution of members of parliament.