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Mohan Charan Majhi takes oath as Odisha CM; here's all about BJP's first Odisha CM

Mohan Charan Majhi, a four-time MLA and senior BJP leader, is set to take oath as Odisha's new chief minister at around 5 pm on Wednesday. KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida will be his Deputies.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 12th 2024 01:21 PM -- Updated: June 12th 2024 05:19 PM
Mohan Charan Majhi takes oath as Odisha CM; here's all about BJP's first Odisha CM

Mohan Charan Majhi takes oath as Odisha CM; here's all about BJP's first Odisha CM

PTC Web Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Janata Maidan to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has departed from Raj Bhavan for Janata Maidan to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Odisha CM-designate Mohan Charan Majhi. Mohan Charan Majhi, a four-time MLA and senior BJP leader, takes oath as Odisha's new chief minister on Wednesday. KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida will be his Deputies. 


The first legislature party meeting of Odisha's newly elected members was held on June 11, and Majhi was elected as the Legislative party leader in the presence of senior BJP leaders and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Bhupender Yadav. 

Odisha CM oath-taking ceremony | Who will be attending?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend Majhi's swearing-in ceremony. After attending Chandrababu Naidu's swearing-in ceremony, Modi is expected to leave for Bhubaneswar around 12:45 p.m. He is expected to arrive at the Bhubaneswar Airport around 2:30 p.m. and then proceed to Raj Bhavan.

Union ministers and chief ministers from BJP-ruled states are also expected to attend Majhi's oath ceremony. The BJP has also invited former Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik to the oath-taking ceremony. Aside from VVIPs, approximately 30,000 people are expected to attend the oath-taking ceremony.

All you need to know about Mohan Charan Majhi

  • Mohan Charan Majhi, a tribal leader, will be the BJP's first Odisha Chief Minister after the BJD held power for the last 24 years.
  • Majhi belongs to the Santhal tribe, which is mostly found in Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal.
  • Mahji, 52, the BJP chief whip in the Odisha Assembly, won the Keonjhar seat by 11,577 votes, defeating his nearest rival Mina Majhi of the BJD.
  • Mohan Majhi is a four-time tribal MLA from the Keonjhar assembly, the state's tribal-reserved seat.
  • Mahji began his political career as a sarpanch in 1997-2000. Majhi also served as secretary of the State Advasi Morcha (BJP). 

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