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Pratap takes oath as Lok Sabha member in Sanskrit

Bhubaneswar: Balasore MP and Union Minister of State (MoS) Pratap Chandra Sarnagi took oath in Sanskrit as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha today.

The Minister of State (MoS) for MSME and Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries pledged that he would abide by constitution in delivering his duties. The oath was administered by pro tem Speaker Virendra Singh.

He defeated BJD MP and industrialist Rabindra Kumar Jena and Nabajyoti Patnaik of Congress, two of Odisha’s richest MP candidates. He is fondly called ‘Nana,’ someone revered like an elder brother. He was also elected to the Odisha Assembly twice in 2004 and 2009.

Always seen in a pair of white cotton kurta-pyjamas, Sarangi has drawn the attention of national media for his simplicity.

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