Pradeep Singh

Senior BJP leader and Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi, who has been nominated as Indian candidate for vacant position in executive panel of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), is all set to visit South Africa on October 9.

Sarangi on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for nominating her.

“No words can express my gratefulness to PM @narendramodi & LS Speaker, Sri @ombirlakota ji, for nominating me as India's candidate on the Executive Committee of Inter- Parliamentary Union of 178 nations. Got orders yesterday- Going to Kigali, Rwanda. I seek best wishes of all.🙏,” tweeted the Bhubaneswar MP.



Sarangi will be on a 9-day visit to Kigali in Rwanda for the elections scheduled from October 9 to 12.

What is Inter Parliamentary Union?

The IPU is an inter-parliamentary organisation with a membership of 178 Parliaments with Indian Parliament being a member of the same since 1949.

The different positions in the IPU panels are filled up on the basis of geographical representation. India is a member of the Asia Pacific Geopolitical Group (APG).

Meanwhile, Aparajita Sarangi’s candidature needs to be endorsed by this Geopolitical Group. The Ministry of External Affairs is already endeavouring for the support of the members of Asia Pacific Geopolitical Group for Sarangi.