By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar:
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan filed his nomination for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from Madhya Pradesh today. It was the last date for nomination today.
Earlier, Pradhan was elected to the upper house from Bihar. He is the first Odia leader to file his nomination for RS from MP.
In his response to media Dharmendra said,
I’m grateful to my party for giving me the opportunity to be its Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh. This state is very important for us. I will work with the guidance of the honorable CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and work with the best of my capabilities.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present during the nomination process.
The man from Angul district of Odisha and son of former Union minister Debendra Pradhan, Dharmendra is currently holding Petroleum, Natural Gas and Skill Development ministry.