Who will be Odisha CM? Dharmendra Pradhan leads the race

Who will be Odisha CM? is the trending topic of discussion allover. The race to become Odisha’s new Chief Minister is generating significant buzz not only in Odisha but across India, with several names emerging as potential candidates. The BJP’s victory has brought attention to individuals with experience and strong connections to the state.

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As most of the media reports, here are some of the Key contenders include: Who will be Odisha CM? 

Dharmendra Pradhan: The former Union Education Minister is considered the frontrunner. His extensive experience in handling party affairs and the bureaucracy, combined with his prominence in Odisha’s BJP, makes him a strong candidate. However, his position as a Lok Sabha member poses a challenge as he would need to be elected to the state assembly. As per many BJP members, entire Odisha wish dynamic , energetic and innovative leader like Dharmendra Pradhan to be the new chief minister of Odisha. He has already done a lot for the state as a Central Minister.

Mohan Charan Majhi: A three-time MLA from Keonjhar and a prominent tribal face, Majhi’s current position as chief whip of the BJP legislative party could work in his favor.

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K. V. Singhdow and Suresh Pujari: Both former State BJP presidents who have been elected to the Assembly, they are considered strong contenders due to their leadership experience within the state party.

Jual Oram and Pratap Sarangi: Although potential candidates, their roles as MPs mean they would face similar challenges as Dharmendra Pradhan in transitioning to the state assembly.

Who will be Odisha CM?


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Girish C. Murmu: A retired IAS officer and former Comptroller General of India, Murmu’s name is popular on social media. His background as a tribal leader and his time in Gujarat during Modi’s tenure as Chief Minister add to his credentials. Like Pradhan, he would need an assembly seat.

The final decision lies with the central Parliamentary board of the BJP, which is expected to announce the new Chief Minister soon. The emphasis on selecting a native Odia speaker who can effectively lead the state for the BJP’s long-term strategy will be crucial in this decision.

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