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Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan


Dharmendra Pradhan was an eminent politician hailing from Orissa. He is the son of former BJP MP Dr. Debendra Pradhan. Leadership qualities were visible in him from his college days. He soon became the A.B.V.P. activist while studying as a higher secondary student in Talcher College, Orissa and next he became the president of student union in Talcher. He did M.A. in Anthropology from Utkal University Bhubaneswar. Mr Dharmendra Pradhan joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 1998 and soon Conferred with Utkalmani Gopabandhu Pratibha Sanman, the best Legislative Award of Orissa Legislative Assembly.He kick started his political career by contesting in 2000 Odisha assembly election from Pallalhara constituency and tasted his first electoral victory. Serving different positions in BJP, He next elected to the 14th Lokasabha. He was also elected rajyasabha twice from Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Under Narendra Modi govt elected in 2014 ,he served as the minister of State (Independent Charge ) of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Serving under this ministry, he has visited more than 24 countries and attended many summits and participated in many International programmes as an Indian delegate. He was appointed the Minister of petroleum and natural gas for a second term in 2019. He was also made the Minister of Steel.

Personal Life

Full Name Dharmendra Pradhan
Date of Birth 26 Jun 1969 (Age 50)
Place of Birth Talcher, Distt. Angul (Odisha)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Post Graduate
Profession Social Worker
Father's Name Dr. Debendra Pradhan
Mother's Name Shrimati Basanta Manjari Pradhan
Spouse's Name Smt. Mridula Pradhan
Spouse's Profession NA
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address Handidhua Chhak, Talcher, Angul - 759 100 (Orissa) (06760)240234
Present address 34, Meena Bagh, New Delhi - 110 003 Tels. (011) 23795212, 9868180290(M)
Contact number 9868180290
Email d.pradhan@sansad.nic.in
Website http://dpradhanbjp.com/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

He regularly interacts with different sections of the society, particularly the youth, motivating them for social work for social reconstruction.

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    He was appointed the Minister of petroleum and natural gas for a second term in 2019. He was also made the Minister of Steel.
  • 2018
    He was again elected to the Rajya sabha from Madhya Pradesh constituency.
  • 2014
    He became the Minister of State (Independent Charge ) of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  • 2012
    He was Elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar. Member Committee on Government Assurances, Member JPC to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom Licenses and spectrum. Member, Committee of Rural Development. Member , Committee on Agriculture.
  • 2007
    Member, Standing Committee on Energy.
  • 2004
    He was elected to the 14th lokasabha from Deogarh constituency. Member, Committee on Energy. Member, Committee on Petitions.
  • 2002
    National Secretary, BJP.
  • 2001
    President, BJP Youth Wing (BJYM), Orissa.
  • 2000
    He was elected to the 12th Odisha assembly election from Pallalhara constituency.

Early Life

  • 1997
    He married Smt. Mridula Pradhan.
Net Worth30.36 LAKHS
Liabilities5.3 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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