New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Nov 18, 2019-Monday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJD’s Chandrani Murmu, 25, becomes youngest Member of Parliament

Chandrani, a greenhorn in politics, reportedly says she would like to come up to the expectations pinned on her by the youth and women besides the tribals in her region.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 26, 2019 12:50 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
New Delhi
In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha.
In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha. (Amarendra Dhal/Facebook)
         

In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha. Chandrani Murmu represents tribal-dominated Keonjhar.

Chandrani, who has replaced Dushyant Chautala, was elected as BJD candidate from the Keonjhar seat, as the youngest parliamentarian in the country. Dushyant, 26, was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Hisar seat.

Murmu is 25 years, 11 months and nine days old.

Chandrani, a greenhorn in politics, reportedly says she would like to come up to the expectations pinned on her by the youth and women besides the tribals in her region. She is clear on developing a mechanism to accelerate the delivery of results, instead of making tall promises that cannot be kept.

Speaking to the media, Chandrani said her major focus was on generating employment in her region, and that she would not leave any stone unturned to accelerate setting up of new industries.

“It is unfortunate that employment crisis is high in a mineral-rich district like Keonjhar. I would represent the youth and women of my state at the Centre,” she said.

Also read| ‘Believe in constructive cooperation with Centre’: Naveen Patnaik

Chandrani Murmu was pitted against two-time MP from BJP Ananta Nayak, who was defeated by a margin of 66,203 votes.

Chandrani said she was looking for a job after finishing mechanical engineering, but landed up being a Lok Sabha candidate.

The Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency has sent non-Congress MPs nine times to Parliament. The Congress had won the seat six times, the last in 1996 and BJP won thrice when in alliance with BJD from 1998 to 2004.

The BJD won the last two elections.

The seat witnessed a two-corner fight in this election.

Also read: Naveen Patnaik to be elected leader of BJD legislature party on May 26