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Congress leader Azad among five MPs chosen for Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

Among those selected are Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi, Manipur’s governor Najma A Heptulla, BJP’s Lok Sabha member Hukumdev Narayan Yadav and Bhartruhari Mahatab of the Lok Biju Janata Dal.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2018 18:29 IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award,Ghulam Nabi Azad,Congress leader
Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. (PTI file)

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Trinamool Congress’ Dinesh Trivedi were among the five members of parliament (MPs) selected for Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on Monday.

The Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in a statement said among those selected for the award are Manipur’s governor and five time Rajya Sabha member Najma A Heptulla (2013), BJP’s Lok Sabha member Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (2014) and five-time Rajya Sabha member Bhartruhari Mahatab of the Lok Biju Janata Dal (BJD) (2017).

Azad and Trivedi have been selected for 2015 and 2016 respectively.

The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award was established in 1995. So far 18 eminent MPs have received the award.

Chrandra Shekhar of the Samajwadi Janata Party was the first member to receive this award given by the IPG that also acts as the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of India.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 18:29 IST