[Watch] Venkaiah Naidu Praises Odisha MP In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Vice-President and Chairman of the Upper House M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday praised BJD MP Dr Sasmit Patra in his farewell speech for retiring members.

Seventy-two Rajya Sabha MPs retired on Thursday.

“Several first-time members like Dr Sasmit Patra have shown a lot of promise by quickly adapting to nuances of the House. Dr Sasmit Patra was also Vice-Chairman of the Panel and he also conducted the proceedings in a very dignified manner,” Naidu said.

Patra thanked the Rajya Sabha Chairman.

The BJD MP was the first from Odisha in 20 years to be nominated to the Vice-Chairmen Panel of Rajya Sabha.

Since June 28, 2019, Patra was a Rajya Sabha MP.

The tenure of three Rajya Sabha MPs from Odisha ended on March 31. They are Prasanna Acharya, Sasmit Patra and Bhaskar Rao.

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