Second Term Of Sasmit Patra Begins In Rajya Sabha [Watch]

Bhubaneswar: BJD leader from Odisha Sasmit Patra took oath on Monday, commencing his second term as a member of Rajya Sabha.

Three BJD nominees won the seats unopposed on June 4 as no opposition parties fielded any candidate due to lack of numbers. Sasmit Patra, Manas Mangaraj and Sulata Deo had filed their papers for the three full-term seats, which will be vacated following the completion of the tenure of Patra himself, Prasanna Acharya and N Bhaskar Rao. Similarly, Niranjan Bishi was elected the upper house in the place of Subhash Chandra Singh, who vacated the seat after being elected mayor of Cuttack Municipal Corporation.

Patra, a doctorate in philosophy in management, is the third politician in BJD to have got renomination to the upper house of parliament.

After Patra’s oath-taking ceremony, all BJD MPs from Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, assembled at BJD Parliamentary Party Office, Parliament House at 12 pm and thereafter proceeded together to cast votes in favour of ‘Odisha’s Daughter’ presidential candidate of NDA Droupadi Murmu.


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