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Odisha CM Oath Ceremony Highlights: Mohan Majhi becomes first BJP CM in state

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony Highlights: Mohan Majhi becomes BJP's first chief minister in the state, succeeding BJD's Naveen Patnaik.
Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Mohan Majhi takes oath as Odisha CM, becomes first ever BJP CM in the state.
Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Mohan Majhi takes oath as Odisha CM, becomes first ever BJP CM in the state.

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony Highlights:The swearing-in ceremony is underway at Janata Maidan, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union ministers, and chief ministers from BJP-ruled states in attendance. A crowd of about 30,000 people are present at the venue, with extensive security arrangements in place, including 67 platoons of police, anti-terrorism squads, and other security units to ensure a smooth and safe ceremony....Read More

Odisha chief minister-designate Mohan Charan Majhi called on the outgoing CM and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday ahead of the swearing-in ceremony. Majhi, a four-time MLA and a prominent tribal leader, is taking over after senior state leaders Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram joined the Union government. The party has also selected KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida as Deputy Chief Ministers.

Majhi began his career as a Sarpanch from 1997-2000 and was first elected to the state assembly in 2000 from Keonjhar with the BJD-BJP alliance, and re-elected in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the government deputy chief whip in the BJD-BJP coalition. Majhi became an MLA again in 2019 and recently retained his seat by defeating BJD's Mina Majhi by 11,577 votes. In the last assembly, he was the opposition chief whip. Majhi will be the first Chief Minister from the tribal-dominated Keonjhar district, which has a significant 23% tribal population.

After being elected as CM, Majhi said that he would be sworn in as Chief Minister on Wednesday and then visit Puri to express gratitude to Lord Jagannath.

KV Singh Deo, selected as Deputy CM, is a six-time MLA from Patnagarh in Balangir District and part of Patnagarh's royal family. He lost in 2019 but won in 2024. Deo has served as a minister in the previous BJD-BJP coalition, and his grandfather, Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo, was a former CM of Odisha. His wife, Sangeeta Singh Deo, is currently the MP from Balangir. Whereas, Pravati Parida, also chosen as Deputy CM, is a first-time MLA from Nimapada in Puri District. She previously served as the president of the party's women's wing in Odisha.

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June 12, 2024 8:44 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: PM Modi calls it ‘historic day’

“It’s a historic day in Odisha! With the blessings of my sisters and brothers of Odisha, @BJP4Odisha is forming its first-ever government in the state. I attended the swearing-in ceremony in Bhubaneswar,” Modi posted on X.

“Congratulations to Shri Mohan Charan Majhi on taking oath as CM and to Shri Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo as well as Smt. Pravati Parida on taking oath as Deputy CMs. Congratulations also to the others who took oath as Ministers. With the blessings of Mahaprabhu Jagannath, I am confident this team will usher in record development in Odisha and improve the lives of countless people.”

June 12, 2024 6:01 PM IST

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June 12, 2024 6:01 PM IST

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June 12, 2024 5:19 PM IST

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June 12, 2024 5:15 PM IST

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June 12, 2024 5:05 PM IST

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June 12, 2024 5:01 PM IST

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June 12, 2024 4:51 PM IST

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June 12, 2024 4:33 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Odisha Deputy CMs-designate KV Singh Deo, Pravati Parida at venue

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June 12, 2024 4:10 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Names doing rounds as probable ministers

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: After Mohan Charan Majhi became the new Chief Minister of Odisha, speculation is rife about the potential ministers in his cabinet. Senior leaders like Jayanarayan Mishra, Suresh Pujari, Rabinarayan Naik, Laxman Bag, Surama Padhy, and Bhaskar Madhei are considered for Cabinet positions, with Bag likely to be included due to his victory over the outgoing chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, according to PTI. Other probable ministers include Babu Singh, Irasis Achaharya, Sanjali Murmu, Satrughan Jena, Nabin Kumar Jain, Saroj Kumar Pradhan, Durga Prasan Nayak, Pradyumna Kumar Nayak, and Pradeep Bal Samanta, reported PTI.

June 12, 2024 3:53 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Naveen Patnaik to attend swearing-in ceremony

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June 12, 2024 3:49 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Himanta Biswa Sarma arrives in Bhubaneswar

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June 12, 2024 3:20 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: PM Modi reaches Bhubaneswar

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June 12, 2024 2:45 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: IPS officer on arrangements for PM Modi

We have made fool-proof arrangements, and for the PM, we have made separate arrangements. PM Modi will come from Terminal 2, and other dignitaries from T1: Sarthak Sarangi, IPS officer

June 12, 2024 2:23 PM IST

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June 12, 2024 1:18 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE Odisha CM-designate Mohan Charan Majhi meets outgoing CM Naveen Patnaik

June 12, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: CM-designate Majhi holds meeting with Naveen Patnaik

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June 12, 2024 12:06 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: SP Berhampur Sarthak Sarangi on security arrangements ahead of swearing-in

On security arrangements ahead of the swearing-in ceremony in Odisha, SP Berhampur Sarthak Sarangi said to ANI, "We have made full security arrangements. We have two terminals, from Terminal 1 dignitaries are coming and from Terminal 2 the Prime Minister will arrive. There are a total of 12 guests including the PM, out of which 9 are CMs and 3 are central ministers...The force is ready...Separate arrangements have been made for the Prime Minister and other dignitaries..."

June 12, 2024 12:00 PM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: What do Majhi's family members have to say about his CM post

It was nothing short of a miracle for the family members of Mohan Charan Majhi, as none of them had ever thought that he would become the chief minister of Odisha.

Mohan’s mother, wife and two sons, who reside in government quarters in Bhubaneswar, were surprised when Majhi was declared the new CM on Tuesday. They first learned about his elevation to the top post from local news channels. Until that moment, they had been completely unaware.

“I never thought that he (Mohan) would become the CM. I was expecting that he would secure a ministerial berth in the new BJP cabinet. It was a breathtaking surprise for me and my family,” said Majhi's wife Priyanka.

June 12, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: PM Modi to arrive at 2:30, hold roadshow ahead of the swearing-in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be reaching Bhubaneshwar by 2:30pm. He is then likely to visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He will hold a roadshow and then attend the swearing-in ceremony.

June 12, 2024 10:25 AM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Mohan Charan Majhi, KV Singh Deo, Pravati Parida pay tribute to Sriram Chandra Bhanj Deo

This morning, Four-time MLA Mohan Charan Majhi, along with his Deputy CMs-designate KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida, honored Sriram Chandra Bhanj Deo, 'Utkalamani' Gopabandhu Das, Parala Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, and Ramachandra Mardaraj Deo in Bhubaneswar by laying floral tributes at their memorials.

June 12, 2024 9:13 AM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: BJP MLA Laxman Bag says only CM, deputy CMs decided in meeting on Tuesday

BJP MLA Laxman Bag says, "Yesterday, Mohan Charan Majhi's name was chosen for the new CM and Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and Pravati Parida for the new Deputy CMs. No other names for the cabinet were decided in the meeting yesterday. We hope that under the leadership of the new CM and Deputy CMs, Odisha will see new developments. I will fulfil the responsibility given to me by the party...I am not demanding any portfolio, I will accept whatever is given to me..."

June 12, 2024 8:45 AM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand sculpture of PM Modi, Odisha CM-designate Mohan Charan Majhi

On Tuesday, famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik crafted a sand sculpture at Puri beach. The sculpture depicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister-designate Mohan Charan Majhi, with a welcoming message for the historic day in Odisha.

Sudarsan said, "Welcome to the historic day of Odisha. With this message, we have created the sand sculptor which contains the sculptors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister-designate Mohan Charan Majhi. Well wishes to the new CM. PM Modi will participate in the swearing-in ceremony. We wish to welcome him through our art. As an artist through art, we wish to extend our wishes."

June 12, 2024 8:08 AM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Who are likely to be state's cabinet ministers?

After Mohan Charan Majhi became the new chief minister of Odisha, there's talk about who will be the ministers. Majhi, along with his two deputies K V Singh Deo and Pravati Parida, will take oath on Wednesday. Senior leaders like Jayanarayan Mishra, Suresh Pujari, Rabinarayan Naik, Laxman Bag, Surama Padhy, and Bhaskar Madhei are being considered. All except Bag have been elected to the state assembly at least twice. Bag is likely to be inducted into the Cabinet because he defeated BJD president Naveen Patnaik. Other names like Babu Singh, Irasis Achaharya, Sanjali Murmu, and others are also being considered for ministerial roles, PTI reported.

June 12, 2024 7:31 AM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Odisha to gat 2 deputy CMs. Who are they?

Odisha's new deputy chief ministers, set to take oath on Wednesday, showcase contrasting political backgrounds. K V Singh Deo, a six-time MLA and former minister, will work alongside Pravati Parida, a first-time legislator.

June 12, 2024 6:36 AM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE: Odisha Deputy CM-designate Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo on BJP's win in Assembly election

Odisha Deputy CM-designate Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo said to ANI, “It took us 25 years to reach here... Now we do not have to just sit, We have to deliver the issues with which we went to the people and serve justice... PM Modi does what he says. And that is the reason that the people of Odisha voted for a double-engine government...”

June 12, 2024 5:48 AM IST

Odisha CM Oath Ceremony LIVE | "Will work under PM Modi's vision…": Mohan Charan Majhi

Chief Minister-designate Mohan Charan Majhi thanked the people of Odisha and promised to follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to develop the state over the next five years.

Speaking to ANI, he said, “There has been a struggle of 25 years and now we have come to power. I would like to express my gratitude to Lord Jagannath and also thank the people of Odisha. I will play my role and fulfil my responsibility.”

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