Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab conferred with Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 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.