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BJP Has Many Leaders In Odisha Fit To Be CM Candidates


06 December 2018

Ajesh Mallick


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Bhubaneswar: While senior BJP leader and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram recently stated that BJP’s Odisha poster boy and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the Chief Minister face of the saffron party in 2019 election, another senior leader Pratap Sarangi today said that there are many BJP leaders in Odisha fit for the Chief Minister’s post.

Talking to media today, Sarangi stressed that the decision will be taken only by BJP’s parliamentary board. He also stated that there are several leaders in Odisha BJP fit to be Chief Minister candidates and BJP’s top leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and national president Amit Shah will take a final call on it.

Dubbing Jual Oram’s statements as his ‘personal’, Sarangi in his media reactions stated, “Nobody has told me and I’m also not aware that the party has finalised its CM’s candidate. It could be Jual Oram’s personal views.”

Notably, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram has recently made the statements the day former Odisha cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joined BJP at New Delhi being inducted by Amit Shah at his residence there in presence of Dharmendra Pradhan.

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Pratap Sarangi, Senior BJP Leader, Odisha