At 25, engineering graduate girl becomes youngest Lok Sabha MP

The Hush Post| 12:25pm| 1-min-read
In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha. She was elected as BJD candidate from the tribal-dominated Keonjhar seat.
She completed her B Tech from the city-based SOA University in 2017.
It was through her uncle who is a party worker in BJD, that she found out the Biju Janata Dal was looking for a candidate to represent the tribals in the area. She filled in the form as she felt she was best suited for the job.
Talking to mediapersons, Murmu said her aim was to either become a probationary officer in a bank or an assistant section officer in the Odisha government or a mechanical engineer in a private company.
Chandrani Murmu is 25 years, 11 months and nine days old. Until now, the youngest MP was Dushyant Chautala, former Haryana chief minister O P Chautala’s son and founder of the Jannayak Janta Party, who became the Hisar Lok Sabha MP in 2014.
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 Murmu said her major focus was on generating employment in her region, which possesses India’s 20% of iron ore reserves and is rich in mineral resources.
Chandrani Murmu was pitted against two-time MP from BJP Ananta Nayak, whom she defeated by a margin of 66,203 votes.

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