Prominent Maharashtra-based media group, The Lokmat, on Wednesday awarded the country’s top Members of Parliament with the Lokmat Best Parliamentarian Awards at a glittering event in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Veteran BJP leader LK Advani was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long, influential career as a parliamentarian.
Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda presented the awards to the nominees. Vice Presidential nominee Venkaiah Naidu and Lokmat Chairman Vijay Darda also presented the awards.
The Lokmat jury awarded eight parliamentary members. NK Premachandran, Sitaram Yechury, and Sharad Yadav won the award. Lokmat also had a Woman Parliamentarian category and Meenakshi Lekhi, Jaya Bachchan, Sushmita Dev, and Rajni Patil won awards in this category.