Mohan Majhi To Become BJP's First Odisha CM; Pravati Parida, KV Singh Deo Named Deputy CMs

The swearing-in ceremony for Odisha's new Chief Minister will take place on June 12, Odisha BJP President Manmohan Samal said on Monday. "PM Modi will reach on 12th June by 2:30 pm for the oath-taking ceremony. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 5:00 pm. Tomorrow the BJP legislative meeting will be held,” he said.
Mohan Majhi

Mohan Charan Majhi was elected on Monday as the leader of the Legislative Party in Odisha. (Photo: X/@mohanmajhi_BJP)

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mohan Charan Majhi was elected on Monday as the leader of the Legislative Party in Odisha, making him the first BJP chief minister of the state. Further, Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and Pravati Parida were announced as the Deputy Chief Ministers.
A four-time MLA, Majhi is a prominent tribal leader in Odisha and is known for his organisational skills. The 52-year-old was the youngest among the frontrunners for the chief minister post. He won the Keonjhar seat this year with a margin of 11,577 votes.
The four-time MLA has a deep understanding of Odisha’s governance system and has a thorough understanding of the state's governance system and has played a key role in shaping the BJP's policies for the region.
Earlier, sources told Times Now that the BJP was considering a "one chief minister and two deputy chief ministers" formula for the Odisha government. There were four contenders for the Chief Minister post: Manmohan Samal, who was the frontrunner, followed by Suresh Pujari, KV Singh Deo, and Mohan Majhi, they added.
Meanwhile, in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Odisha, the BJP won 20 out of 21 seats, while the Congress secured only one seat. On the other hand, the Congress won 14 out of 147 seats, whereas the BJP secured victory in 78 seats in the Assembly elections.
The swearing-in ceremony for Odisha's new Chief Minister will take place on June 12, Odisha BJP President Manmohan Samal said on Monday. "PM Modi will reach on 12th June by 2:30 pm for the oath-taking ceremony. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 5:00 pm. Tomorrow the BJP legislative meeting will be held,” he said.
The new BJP government will be sworn in on Wednesday at 5 pm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to reach Bhubaneswar at 2:30 pm and will head to Raj Bhavan from the airport. He will later participate in the oath-taking ceremony at Janata Maidan at 5 pm.
The BJP on Sunday appointed Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Bhupender Yadav as central observers for this task. Mohan Charan Majhi’s name was announced by the Union Ministers on Tuesday.
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