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Mohan Charan Majhi Cabinet in Odisha: Full list of BJP ministers who took oath today

Mohan Charan Majhi Cabinet in Odisha: Two Deputy Chief Ministers, 8 Cabinet ministers and 5 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) took oath along with Chief Minister Majhi.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 Bhubaneswar Updated on: June 12, 2024 20:32 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha CM Mohan Charan
Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha CM Mohan Charan Majhi and others

Mohan Charan Majhi Cabinet in Odisha: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) tribal leader and four-time MLA Mohan Charan Majhi on Wednesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha, where the saffron party came to power for the first time with a clear mandate in Assembly elections, ending the 24-year stint of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Announcing the name of Majhi, a surprise pick, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and Pravati Parida have been made Deputy Chief Ministers. UPDATES

The BJP won 78 seats in the 147-member Odisha Assembly, while the BJD bagged 51. The BJD and the BJP were in alliance for 11 years between 1998 and 2009 and fought three Lok Sabha and two Assembly elections together. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders attended the swearing-in ceremony of the Majhi government on Wednesday at Janata Maidan. 

In a major show of strength, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, Goa CM Pramod Sawant, Rajasthan CM Bhajanlal Sharma, Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan attend the swearing-in ceremony. Naveen Patnaik also attended the ceremony. 

HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF ODISHA MINISTERS

S.No Name of Minister  Constituency
1. Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo Patnagarh
2. Pravati Parida Nimapara
3. Suresh Pujari  Brajarajnagar
4. Rabi Narayan Naik Kuchinda
5.  Nityananda Gond Umerkote
6.  Krushna Chandra Patra Dhenkanal
7.  Prithviraj Harichandan Chilika
8.  Mukesh Mahaling Loisingha
9.  Bibhuti Bhusan Jena Gopalpur
10.  Dr Krushna Chandra Mohapatra Morada
11.  Ganesh Ram Singh Khuntia (Minister of State (MoS) with Independent Charge)  Jashipur
12.  Suryabanshi Suraj Sthitaprajna (Minister of State (MoS) with Independent Charge) Dhamnagar
13. Pradeep Bal Samanta (Minister of State (MoS) with Independent Charge) Sukinda
14.  Gokula Nanda Mallik (Minister of State (MoS) with Independent Charge) Polasara
15. Sampad Chandra Swain (Minister of State (MoS) with Independent Charge) Paradeep

Senior BJP leader Suresh Pujari also took oath as the Odisha Cabinet minister. Pujari won the Brajarajnagar Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Alaka Mohanty with a margin of 26,789 votes in the recently concluded Assembly elections. 

Rabi Narayan Naik also became the Odisha Cabinet minister on Wednesday. Naik won the Kuchinda Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Rajendra Kumar Chhatria with a margin of 32,220 votes.

Nityananda Gond and Krushna Chandra Patra also took oath as Cabinet ministers. While Nityananda Gond won the Umerkote Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Nabina Nayak with a margin of 10,373 votes, Krushna Chandra Patra won the Dhenkanal Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Sudhir Kumar Samal with a margin of 20,439 votes.

Prithviraj Harichandan, Mukesh Mahaling, Bibhuti Bhushan Jena and Dr Krushna Chandra Mohapatra also took oath as Cabinet ministers. Harichandan won the Chilika Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Raghunath Sahu with a margin of 4,566 votes. Mukesh Mahaling won the Loisingha Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Nihar Ranjan Behera with a margin of 18,190 votes.

Bibhuti Bhusan Jena won the Gopalpur Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Bikram Kumar Panda with a margin of 9,062 votes. Dr Krushna Chandra Mohapatra won the Morada Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Preetinanda Kanungo with a margin of 33,270 votes.

Five MLAs including Ganesh Ram Singh Khuntia, Suryabanshi Suraj Sthitaprajna, Pradeep Bal Samanta, Gokula Nanda Mallik and Sampad Chandra Swain also became Minister of State (MoS) with Independent Charge,

Ganesh Ram Singh Khuntia won the Jashipur Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Chakradhar Hembram with a margin of 34,667 votes.

Suryabanshi Suraj Sthitaprajna won the Dhamnagar Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Sanjaya Kumar Das with a margin of 8,095 votes.

Pradeep Bal Samanta won the Sukinda Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Pritiranjan Gharai with a margin of 9,577 votes.

Gokula Nanda Mallik won the Polasara Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Srikanta Sahu with a margin of 20,946 votes.

Sampad Chandra Swain won the Paradeep Assembly constituency in Odisha by defeating Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Geetanjali Routray with a margin of 15,787 votes.

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