Bhubaneswar: 8/5/18;Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya was today appointed as the leader of the Biju Janata Dal Parliamentary Party (BJDPP) in the Upper House.
“It was unanimously decided that MP Shri Prasanna Acharya will discharge his duties as the leader of the Biju Janata Dal Parliamentary Party in the Rajya Sabha,” said a release issued by the BJD here this evening.
BJD president Naveen Patnaik today wrote a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu apprising him about his party’s decision.
“Biju Janata Dal president Shri Naveen Patnaik has informed Rajya Sabha Chairman in this regard by formally writing to him,” the release added.
Notably, the post was lying vacant since completion of former Rajya Sabha MP Dilip Tirkey’s tenure on April 3 this year.