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May 26, 2019 at 15:22

25-Year-Old Engineering Graduate Chandrani Murmu Becomes The Youngest Ever Lok Sabha MP

by Meenu Katariya

Chandrani Murmu, 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha.

Source: News18

According to a report by NDTV, Chandrani, a BJD candidate won against two-time BJP MP Ananta Nayak from Keonjhar Lok Sabha seat by over 66,000 votes.

Source: Nation First

She was looking for a government job after completing her B.Tech. in 2017. This is when one of her relatives who is also a BJD party worker approached her saying that the party was looking for a highly educated candidate.

She agreed with him and has now created history by becoming the youngest ever Lok Sabha MP.

Source: Ommcom news

In an interview with She The People.TV, she said:

"I will learn something new every day as long as I am a politician and I want to keep my personality intact and not change to fit into a politician’s mould. I don’t want to get swayed by power and I never want to lose my originality that differentiates me from the rest."
Source: OTV

Keonjhar is one of the most undeveloped districts in India and Chandrani being a newbie has set her priorities right.

Talking to The Hindu, she said:

"Frankly speaking, I am not aware of the challenges I have to face being a people’s representative. My first priority will be to know the constituency and spend as much time as possible with the people."
Source: News18

Some of her major priorities include, setting up a steel plant in Keonjhar, establishing a new railway line and educating the people in remote areas.

Her election from Keonjhar means a lot. This is surely a ray of hope towards a better and bright political future of our country.

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