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BJD leader and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab was conferred as Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2017

Cuttack: 1/8/18:BJD leader and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab was on Wednesday conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2017 by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Four others MPs were also felicitated with outstanding parliamentarian awards by Kovind at a function in the Parliament House. They are leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi and Lok Sabha member Hukumdev Narayan Yadav.

While Heptulla received the award for the year 2013, Yadav got the award for 2014, Azad for 2015, Trivedi for 2016 and Mahtab for 2017.

The names were selected by a panel headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The awards were instituted in 1995 and past recipients include former prime ministers Chandra Shekhar and Manmohan Singh, former president Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and BJP leader Advani.

The function was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

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