Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 6:
Former MP, well-known trade union leader and president of Indian National Port & Dock Workers’Federation Pravat Kumar Samantray has been invited by the apex international body of the port and dock workers to attend its 43rd Congress at Sofia in Bulgaria scheduled to be held from August 10 to 16 this year.
Presently a member of Paradip Port Trust (PPT), Samantray has been working for the welfare of the Port, dock and transport workers and fighting for their legitimate rights.
Samantray, a senior Biju Janata Dal leader, was a member of Rajya Sabha from 1990 to 1996. He was also elected to Lok Sabha in 1998 and re-elected to Lower House in 1999 for the second term.
He had successfully led various committees of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.