Who Is Mohan Charan Majhi? 52-Year-Old Tribal BJP MLA From Keonjhar Announced As Odisha CM

Ending all suspense, the BJP on Tuesday (June 11) announced Mohan Charan Majhi as the new chief minister of Odisha. MLA from Keonjhar, he was also the Opposition chief whip in Odisha legislative assembly. This also brings to an end the 24-year-old term of Naveen Patnaik as the chief minister of Odisha. Naveen Patnaik’s BJD lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded Odisha assembly elections.

The announcement was made by Rajnath Singh at a press conference on Tuesday (June 11).

Who Is Mohan Charan Majhi?

The 52-year-old Mohan Charan Majhi hails from the tribal community. He is a four-time MLA elected from the Keonjhar assembly seat.

He was born on January 6, 1972. He has a graduation degree (BA). The official records show his profession as “agriculturist”.

He was also a football player in his younger days and represented the Rising Star Club, Raikala in Keonjhar.

He rose to prominence in state politics after becoming Sarapancha in 1997- 2000. He was also the BJP state Advasi Morcha secretary. He has also been the party’s tribal face and has led the BJP SC/ST wing in Odisha. He lives in Raikala, Keonjhar.

The recently concluded Odisha assembly elections ended the over two-decade dominance of the BJD and Naveen Patnaik in state politics.

While the BJP won 78 seats out of the total 147 assembly seats, confortably crossing the majority mark, the BJD was reduced to 51 seats in the assembly elections. Patnaik himself won from Hinjili seat but lost from Kantabanji.

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