BJP's Next Move in Odisha: Awaiting Chief Minister Announcement

The BJP's parliamentary party is poised to select Odisha's next Chief Minister after Narendra Modi's swearing-in for a third term as Prime Minister. Odisha BJP chief Manmohan Samal indicated a decision would follow soon. The party won a significant majority in the recent elections, securing 78 of 147 assembly seats.


PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: 08-06-2024 22:46 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 22:46 IST
BJP's Next Move in Odisha: Awaiting Chief Minister Announcement
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The BJP's parliamentary party is on the verge of selecting the Chief Minister of Odisha, following Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony for his third term as India's Prime Minister, a key party leader stated.

Manmohan Samal, Odisha BJP chief, mentioned upon his return from New Delhi that a decision would come in the next two days. This announcement follows the party's significant victory in the Odisha assembly elections, where they secured 78 of the 147 seats.

While speculation surrounds potential candidates, including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and KV Singh Deo, the party leadership is expected to make a decision that prioritizes the state's interests. Samal emphasized his role in coordinating the logistics for Modi's swearing-in and deflected questions about his candidacy for the position.

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