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DHARMENDRA PRADHAN

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MINISTER OF EDUCATION

NAME – Dharmendra Pradhan

PROFESSION- Politician

BORN – 26/06/1969

PLACE OF BIRTH – Talchar odhisha

FATHER’S NAME – Debendra Pradhan

MOTHER’S NAME – Basanta Manjri Pradhan

SPOUSE – Mridula Pradhan

SIBLINGS – N/A

CHILDREN – 2

EDUCATION – PG in anthropology

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY- Bhartiya janta party

OFFICIAL WEBSITE- http://dpradhanbjp.com

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT- N/A

AWARDS – N/A

BACKGROUND –Dharmendra Pradhan is an Indian politician who was also a cabinet minister in the Vajpayee government from 1999- 2004. His constituency is Talcher in odhisa .

He was ABPV activist and also become president of student union in Talchar college. He hold post graduation in anthropology . He was elected in the 14th lok sabha. He was also a member of rajya sabha twice from bihar and mp . He is the longest serving petroleum and natural gas minister.

Joining minister of state in 2014. He promoted to cabinet in 2017. In 2019 he was minister of petroleum and natural gas in government of india for 2nd consecutive tenure.

He is also known as ujjawala man because pradhan was credited with the success of pradhan mantra ujjwala yojana . He was union minister of skill development in 2019. In 2021 he was made a education minister .

MAJOR INITIATIVES TAKEN- Dharmendra Pradhan took consumer initiative like PAHAL which is world largest direct benefit transfer scheme and gave it up campaign. He took initiative making india a gas based economy .

He launched mission purvodya in steel sector to drive transformation of eastern india through the growth of steel industry which has majority presence in eastern india. As a minister of steel development he launched many key initiatives focusing on reskilling and upskilling the manpower of India.

CARRIER TIMELINE/POSITION HELD-

2021-Minister of Education

2018-Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Madhya Pradesh (MP)

2012-2018-Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha),

2011- 2013 – In charge bjp karnataka

2010- Bharatiya Janata Party All India General Secretary

Co-Incharge – BJP Bihar: – State Elections

In-charge Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM):

In-Charge BJP Jharkhand:

Election in Charge BJP Uttarakhand

2007-2010 -Bharatiya Janata Party: National Secretary

2007-2010- In-charge Chhattisgarh

2004 -2009Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Deogarh, Odisha, India

2004-2006- Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha National President

2000-2004- Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly Pallahada Assembly constituency

1995- National Secretary of ABVP

1985 -President, Talcher College Students’ Union

1983-Started as an Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activist

CONTROVERSIES/CASES –

1- Congress Minister “ Randeep Sigh” said that Dharmendra Pradhan should resign as the report show his travel arrangement were paid for a mining baron arrested in the vyapam scandals in Madhya Pradesh.

2- He was also in controversy when he said who chant “bharat mata ki jai” will be allowed to stay in India.

Last updated on 29-07-2021

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