Bhartruhari Mahtab was chosen for the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2017
- 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
- 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.