The induction of nine ministers and the promotion of four others to the cabinet rank today is being seen as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus not only on governance but also to ensure that the BJP’s political considerations are taken care of.
Dharmendra Pradhan, who took oath as a cabinet minister, has emerged as the party’s face in Odisha and become one of its visible leaders as the party has highlighted the “success” of his ministry’s scheme of giving free LPG connections to the poor in its political campaigns.
Odisha is among the states high on the priority list of party chief Amit Shah for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Pradhan’s promotion about 20 months before the Lok Sabha as well as Odisha assembly polls can be a boost to the party in the coastal state. Both these elections are likely to be held there simultaneously. Read More…
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