Lok Sabha member from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi has been elected as a member to the executive committee of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
The Parliamentarian from Odisha bagged 12 out of total 18 available votes in the election to the post held at Kigali, Rwanda.
Post her win, Sarangi will represent India at the 15-member executive committee of the union.
Notably, this will be the first time in 20 years, that India will have her representative in the international committee.
Set up in 1887, the global organization of national parliaments has a total of 178 members. IPU empowers parliaments and parliamentarians to promote peace, democracy, and sustainable development through diplomacy.
Soon after the announcement of her victory, MP Sarangi took to her Twitter handle to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for nominating her for the prestigious post.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also wished Sarangi on the historic feat.
Congratulations Smt @AprajitaSarangi, MP, for having won the election to post of Member of Executive Committee of #IPU during #IPU145 at Kigali, Rwanda with a spectacular margin of 12 out of 18 votes. Wish you a successful term as a Member of the prestigious body. @DrSJaishankar— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) October 12, 2022
Similarly, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also congratulated the MP on her election victory.