BJD Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Sasmit Patra first Odia MP in 20 years to be nominated to Vice-Chairmen Panel of Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar : It is a matter of great pride for Odisha that first-term Biju Janata Dal Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Sasmit Patra has been nominated to the Vice-Chairmen Panel of Rajya Sabha. Being on the Vice-Chairmen Panel of Rajya Sabha is a responsibility for presiding over the House during the Session as and when required by the Hon’ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha. Panel of Vice-Chairmen in Rajya Sabha hold the same position in the House while presiding as the Chairman of the House. Along with Dr. Sasmit Patra, there are five other senior MPs who have been nominated to the Vice-Chairmen panel. Dr. Patra has expressed his deep gratitude to Hon’ble CM and BJD President Shri. Naveen Patnaik for having nominated him to Rajya Sabha and having given me the opportunity in the first place, and to Hon’ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha for his kind nomination of him to the Vice-Chairmen panel.