Biju Patnaik Legislative Biography: penned by Ramakant Das released recently By Naveen Pattnaik at New delhi, The Book written on the occasion of Biju Patnaik’s Birth Centenary- 1916-2016.
It should be noted that late Shri Biju Patnaik lived 31 years of his eventful life [from 5th March, 1916 to 15th August 1947] during the British Raj and remaining period of 50 years [from 15th August 1947 to 17th April 1997] in independent India. He started his public life as a freedom fighter and culminated it as a distinguished national leader and statesman.
The book throws enough light on the composition and function of the legislative bodies that existed before independence. Incidentally the present Parliament House was also the venue of the pre-independent Central Legislative forums for about 20 years during the last phase of the Raj.
The book also contains the extracts of the speeches of Biju Patnaik delivered on the floor of Parliament during his terms as an M.P and as Central Minister. Going through his speeches is highly enlightening, inspiring and informative in very many ways. His impressive legislative profile and the essence of the speeches made on diverse issues will give a glimpse of the mind of Biju Patnaik as an extraordinary leader and a Parliamentarian par excellence.
.. There are 27 Chapters [About 350 pages] in the book along with a Foreword by the Author.
Ramakanta Das is a Joint Secretary in Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament of India. He joined the Parliament as an officer after receiving his Masters in English Literature from Ravenshaw College. . He studied the practice and procedures of British Parliament at the Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA), London. He is also a widely published Indian poet in the English language. To his credit he has published a collection of six books in English poetry. Ramakanta is a native of the district of Kendrarara, Odisha.