Odisha swearing-in highlights | Mohan Majhi takes oath as CM

K.V. Singh Deo, Pravati Parida take oath as Deputy Chief Ministers in the presence of PM Modi, Amit Shah, former Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Updated - June 12, 2024 05:49 pm IST

Published - June 12, 2024 07:33 am IST

Four-time MLA and tribal leader Mohan Charan Majhi takes oath as the first BJP Chief Minister of Odisha at a ceremony in Bhubaneswar on June 12, 2024. Photo: X/@Pravatipridabjp

Four-time MLA and tribal leader Mohan Charan Majhi takes oath as the first BJP Chief Minister of Odisha at a ceremony in Bhubaneswar on June 12, 2024. Photo: X/@Pravatipridabjp

The swearing-in ceremony for the first BJP Government in Odisha, headed by Mohan Majhi, took place today (June 12). 

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Four-time MLA and tribal leader Mohan Charan Majhi was sworn in as the first BJP Chief Minister of Odisha at a ceremony in Bhubaneswar attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union Ministers and Chief Ministers.

Senior BJP leader and Patnagarh MLA K.V. Singh Deo and debutant from Nimapara Assembly segment Pravati Parida took oath as Deputy Chief Ministers.

Governor Rabghubar Das administered the oath of secrecy and office to them at Janata Maidan.

Also read: Never thought that my husband will become CM: Mohan Majhi’s wife

In the recently concluded Assembly polls, the BJP secured a comfortable majority in the 147-member Assembly, winning 78 seats. The party went to the elections under the leadership of Mr. Modi without naming a chief ministerial candidate.

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  • June 12, 2024 17:16
    K.V. Singh Deo, Pravati Parida take oath as Deputy Chief Ministers

    After CM Majhi, his deputy K. V. Singh Deo took oath of office and secrecy. He was followed by the second Deputy CM Pravati Parida

  • June 12, 2024 17:11
    Mohan Majhi takes oath as 15th Odisha CM

    Mohan Majhi on Wednesday took oath of office and secrecy as the new Odisha Chief Minister.

  • June 12, 2024 16:53
    Former Odisha CM and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik arrives for the swearing-in ceremony
  • June 12, 2024 16:07
    Assam CM and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma arrives in Bhubaneswar
  • June 12, 2024 15:26
    PM Modi arrives in Bhubaneswar; received by Governor and CM-designate

  • June 12, 2024 15:12
    Will PM Modi continue to deprive Odisha of its fair share: Congress

    The Congress accused the Centre of steadily reducing Odisha’s central funding in recent years and asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will continue to deprive the state of its fair share.

    “The previous government of the ‘one-third’ Pradhan Mantri had steadily reduced Odisha’s Central funding in recent years. According to CAG reports, central transfers as percentage of revenue receipts have been consistently decreasing from 57% in 2017-18 to 38% in 2021-22,” Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a post on X.

    Mr. Ramesh also pointed out that grants under recommendation of the Fifteenth Finance Commission have also decreased recently. “Will the ‘one-third’ Pradhan Mantri continue to deprive Odisha of its fair share?” he asked.

    -PTI

  • June 12, 2024 14:47
    Former CM Naveen Patnaik congratules Chandrababu Naidu on taking oath as CM of Andhra Pradesh
  • June 12, 2024 13:30
    Majhi invites Patnaik to swearing-in

    Hours before the BJP government takes the oath of office, Odisha’s Chief Minister-designate Mohan Charan Majhi met former CM Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar on June 12 and invited him to the swearing-in ceremony.

    Mr. Majhi drove to Naveen Niwas, Mr. Patnaik’s residence, where he formally extended the invitation.

    Read the story here.

  • June 12, 2024 13:09
    Never thought that my husband will become CM, says Mohan Majhi’s wife

    It was nothing short of a miracle for the family members of Mohan Charan Majhi, as none of them had ever thought that he would become the chief minister of Odisha.

    Mohan’s mother, wife and two sons, who reside in government quarters in Bhubaneswar, were surprised when Majhi was declared the new CM on Tuesday. They first learned about his elevation to the top post from local news channels. Until that moment, they had been completely unaware.

    “I never thought that he (Mohan) would become the CM. I was expecting that he would secure a ministerial berth in the new BJP cabinet. It was a breathtaking surprise for me and my family,” Mohan’s wife Priyanka said, her voice tinged with disbelief and pride.

    Priyanka said she, along with her family, was watching a news channel when they learned about the development. She expressed confidence that her husband would do good work for the people of the state and his own constituency, Keonjhar.

    Mohan’s mother, Bale Majhi, said she is very happy that her son became the CM. “He came forward to serve the people when he was a youth. First, he became sarpanch, then MLA, and now Chief Minister,” she said.

    - PTI

  • June 12, 2024 13:09
    Protecting Odisha’s ‘Asmita’ will be govt’s priority, says CM-designate Mohan Majhi

    Ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, Odisha Chief Minister-designate Mohan Charan Manjhi said that protecting Odisha’s ‘Asmita’ (pride) will be the priority of the new government.

    “The new government will take oath today. The first job after taking the oath is to work to protect Odisha’s ‘Asmita’ (pride),” Majhi told reporters on Wednesday.

    “Our double engine government is coming will work for fulfilling Modi guarantees and to resolve the problems of marginalized people,” he added.

    - ANI

  • June 12, 2024 12:45
    Mohan Charan Majhi pays floral tributes to Odisha’s icons ahead of swearing-in

    Odisha’s CM designate Mohan Charan Majhi paid floral tributes at the statues of the State’s icons in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday morning, ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.

    Accompanied by deputy CM designates KV Singh Deo and Prabhati Parida, Majhi paid floral tributes at the statues Utkala Mani Gopabandhu Das at Gopabandhu Square, Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das outside Raj Bhavan, Sriram Chandra Bhanj Deo at Power House Square, and Parala Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati and Ramachandra Mardaraj Deo at AG Square.

    He also garlanded the statues of Fakir Mohan Senapati at Vani Vihar Square, Dharanidhar Bhuyan at Mayfair Square, Gangadhar Meher at Kalinga Hospital Square and Birsa Munda at Maitri Vihar.

    - PTI

  • June 12, 2024 12:17
    Odisha CM-designate Mohan Charan Majhi meets outgoing CM Naveen Patnaik
  • June 12, 2024 10:47
    Oath-taking ceremony in evening; PM Modi to participate

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in Bhubaneswar at 2:30 pm and proceed to Raj Bhavan from the airport. He will later attend the oath-taking ceremony at Janata Maidan at 5 pm.

    - ANI

  • June 12, 2024 09:55
    Preparations underway for the oath-taking ceremony in Bhubaneshwar
  • June 12, 2024 09:39
    Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony Odisha CM-designate Mohan Charan Majhi along with his Deputy CMs pay floral tributes to ‘Utkalamani’ Gopabandhu Das Bhubaneswar
  • June 12, 2024 08:27
    Tight security arrangements for BJP govt oath-taking ceremony in Odisha

    The authorities have decided to deploy 67 platoons of the police for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi, an official said.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a number of Union Ministers and chief ministers of several states ruled by the BJP are likely to attend the event.

    Apart from the VVIPs, about 30,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony to be held at Janata Maidan.

    The Odisha government also announced that its offices in Bhubaneswar will remain closed for from 1 pm on Wednesday in view of the oath-taking ceremony.

    - PTI

  • June 12, 2024 07:48
    CSDS-Lokniti post-poll survey: Decoding the BJP’s sweep in Odisha

    With its near-clean sweep in Odisha (20 out of 21 seats), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally managed to entrench itself in the eastern parts of the country. It also displaced the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government, which ruled Odisha for nearly quarter of a century. There was a vacuum in the State due to the continuing decline of the Congress, which offered the BJP an opportunity to move in.

    Besides a routine change of power that political competition ensures, the strident campaign of the BJP including its criticism about an ‘outsider’ controlling the State government seems to have worked.

    Read more about the clean sweep of the BJP in Odisha
  • June 12, 2024 07:36
    Mohan Charan Majhi, BJP’s vocal tribal leader who attends all village functions

    As a prominent tribal face of the BJP, Mohan Majhi was first elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly in 2000 and again in 2004. However, he lost his seat in the 2009 and 2014 elections after the BJP-BJD alliance broke down.

    A native of Keonjhar, which boasts India’s largest iron ore deposits in one district, Mr. Majhi has been particularly vocal about the irregularities in the mining sector. During the BJD rule, he was at the forefront in flagging corruption in the utilisation of massive funds under the District Mineral Foundation. 

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