Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, veteran Congress leader Karan Singh and Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav have been selected for the Outsta­nding Parliamentarian Award.
Jaitley gets the award for the year 2010, Karan Singh for 2011 and Sharad Yadav for 2012, according to a statement issued by the Lok Sabha secretariat.
Jaitley and Singh are members of the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat and Delhi, respectively, while Yadav is a Lok Sabha member from Madhepura, Bihar. The award was instituted by the Indian Parliamentary Group in 1994. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar had constituted an award committee to select the MPs to be honoured for these three years.
The executive committee of the Indian Parliamentary Group unanimously accepted the recommendations made by the award committee at its meeting held on Wednesday.
The awards will be conferred at a function to be held at a later date, the statement said.