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Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Pratap Chandra Sarangi

PRATAP CHANDRA SARANGI
MODI OF ODISHA

 

  • Pratap Chandra Sarangi ( born 4 January 1955), is a Minister of State in the Government of India for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  • He is a social worker from Balasore, Odisha and serves as a National Executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He had been elected as Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly, two times: from 2004 to 2009 and from 2009 to 2014, both times from Nilagiri constituency
 EARLY LIFE

 

  • Pratap Sarangi was born on 4 January 1955 in the village of Gopinathpur, Nilagiri, Balasore. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Fakir Mohan College, Balasore under Utkal university in 1975.
  • Since his childhood, Sarangi was a spiritual seeker. He wanted to become a monk of the Ramakrishna Math. He made several visits to Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Order in Howrah, West Bengal.
  • The monks of the Math discussed with Sarangi about his desire and examined his biodata. They came to know that Sarangi’s widowed mother was alive. They insisted that he should go back and serve her.
SOCIAL WORK

 

  • Sarangi opened schools for the poor called Samar Kara Kendra, under the Gana Shikhsa Mandir Yojana in tribal villages in Balasore and Mayurbhanj District also spending the major portion of his MLA pension to support the education of poor children in his area.
  • He also contested in the 2014 Indian general election from Balasore, Lok Sabha constituency as a BJP candidate, which he lost. He contested again in the 2019 Indian general election from Balasore, Lok Sabha constituency as a BJP candidate, in which he defeated the Biju Janata Dal candidate and sitting MP, Rabindra Kumar Jena, by a margin of 12,956 votes.
 POLITICS

 

  • In May 2019, Sarangi became Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
  • He has not even married. Sarangi lives in the cottage and his financial condition is very weak, but he has a deep hold on the people of the area.
  • Sarangi is also known as the Modi of Odisha. The talented politician elected as Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly for two times. He is the ever poorest minister in the history of India and subcontinent.