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Modi 2.0 Cabinet: Dharmendra Pradhan, architect of BJP's Odisha success

Dharmendra Pradhan was the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in the first Modi government

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Dharmendra Pradhan was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at the swearing-in ceremony of the new government on Thursday.

Dharmendra Pradhan was the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in the first Modi government. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March 2018 from Madhya Pradesh. Pradhan was a member of Lok Sabha from 2004-2009 and represented the Deogarh constituency of Odisha. He was also Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (2000 - 2004) elected from Pallalhara constituency.

Pradhan was a surprise candidate for the Petroleum Ministry in 2014 but

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 8:18 PM IST

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