4-time MLA Mohan Majhi becomes Odisha's 1st BJP CM

Megha Jain

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Mohan Majhi on Wednesday took oath as the Bharatiya Janata Party's first chief minister in Odisha—ending Biju Janata Dal leader Naveen Patnaik's 24-year reign. Along with Majhi, Kanak Vardhan Singh and Pravati Parida took oath as his deputies. The event, at Janta Maidan in Bhubaneswar, was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah, and others. Majhi, hailed as a grassroots leader, was unanimously chosen as the BJP Legislature Party leader during a meeting on Tuesday.