Monday, June 24, 2024

BJP parliamentary board would take the decision soon, says top contender for Odisha CM Suresh Pujari – N.F Times


Bhubaneswar: Brajarajnagar MLA Suresh Pujari tops the list of contenders’ for Odisha CM. Speculation are ripe over his CM candidature as the central leadership were reportedly having discussion with him in Delhi.

Date, venue and list of guests for historic oath taking ceremony of BJP’s first Odisha Chief Minster have been finalized; however, the CM candidate has not been selected by the saffron party.

As suspense over the new chief minister of Odisha grows, MLA Suresh Pujari who returned from New Delhi after PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony said that the BJP parliamentary board would take the decision soon. Experienced leaders led by newly appointed observers Rajnath Singh & Bhupender Yadav will take the final call, he added.

Moreover, State BJP chief Manmohan Samal, after his return from the national capital city, clarified that he is not in the race for CM.

Notably, Suresh Pujari won the election from the Brajarajnagar with a margin of 26789 votes. He defeated Alaka Mohanty of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after getting 82,199 votes. He was also the MP of Bargarh from 2019 to 2024 and is the former state party president.

The first BJP CM of Odisha will take oath at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar on June 12 in the presence of several dignitaries including PM Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah.

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