Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Trinamool Congress' Dinesh Trivedi were among the five MPs selected for Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on Monday.
The Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in a statement said that 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.
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