Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal MP Dr. Sasmit Patra has been reappointed to Rajya Sabha Panel of Vice Chairman by RS Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar.
The reappointment marks the BJD MP’s fourth stint as Panel Vice Chair in the Upper House of the Parliament.
He was appointed to Panel of Vice Chairman for the first time in 2020 by then Chairman Venkaiah Naidu and reappointed by Naidu again in 2022.
Dhankhar reappointed Sasmit to the Panel for the third time. Today’s appointment marks Sasmit’s fourth stint at this position.
He is the only Odia MP to have been appointed for a record four times to Rajya Sabha Panel of Vice Chairman.