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Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Veerappa Moily
Member: 14th Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha
Constituency Deogarh
Personal details
Born (1969-06-26) 26 June 1969
Talcher, Odisha
Political party BJP
Spouse(s) Mridula Pradhan
Children Nishant Pradhan
Residence Talcher
Religion Hindu
As of September 22, 2006

Dharmendra Pradhan (born 26 June 1969) is a junior BJP leader, and the current Minister of State (with Independent charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the Narendra Modi led NDA Government .He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March 2012 from Bihar state.[1] Pradhan was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Deogarh constituency of Orissa.He is a member of BJP and RSS.He is the son of former BJP MP Dr.Debendra Pradhan.

Pradhan is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. In addition to being a General Secretary, he was assigned additional responsibility to look after the party activities in Jharkhand in August 2011.[2]


  • Minister of State(Independent), 2014-
  • Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Bihar: 2012-2014
  • Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha): 2004 to 2009 · Deogarh, Odisha, India
  • Bharatiya Janata Party All India General Secretary - 2010 to present
  • In-charge BJP Karnataka: 2011 to 2013
  • Co-Incharge - BJP Bihar: 2010 to present - State Elections
  • In-charge Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM): 2010 to present
  • In-Charge BJP Jharkhand: Election in Charge Uttarakhand
  • Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha National President: 2004 to 2006
  • Bharatiya Janata Party: National Secretary · 2007 to 2010
  • In-charge Chhatisgarh: 2007 to 2010
  • In-charge - BJP Bihar: 2013 to end


  1. ^ "BJP gives in to JD(U) pressure, denies Rajya Sabha ticket to Ahluwalia". Indian Express. 20 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Press: Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan & Sh. Murlidhar Rao given addl. responsibility". Indian Express. 18 August 2011. 

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