Bhubaneswar: Four MPs from Odisha likely to get important berths in the new Ministry of Narendra Modi. PM Narendra Modi likely to include a two new BJP faces elected from Odisha while retaining incumbents Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram.
Speculations that bureaucrat-turned-politician Aparajita Sarangi may get a berth in the new Ministry of Narendra Modi. Other names doing the rounds for the Central Cabinet are BJP national general secretary Suresh Pujari, party State president Basant Panda, Pratap Sarangi and Sangita Singh Deo who have been elected to the Parliament.
In the 2014 elections, Jual Oram the lone BJP member elected to Lok Sabh from Odisha. Pradhan was sent to the Rajya Sabha first from Bihar and then from Madhya Pradesh to be accommodated in the Cabinet. In the 2019 elections, the BJP Lok Sabha strength in Odisha has increased to eight. It should be noted that in the Cabinet of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, four Lok Sabha members from Odisha had got important berths.