Tathagata Satapathy

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Tathagata Satpathy
Member: 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th Lok Sabha
Assumed office
Preceded by Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo
Constituency Dhenkanal
Personal details
Born (1956-04-01) 1 April 1956 (age 58)
Cuttack, Odisha
Political party BJD
Spouse(s) Adyasha Satpathy
Residence Bhubaneswar
Religion Hindu

Tathagata Satpathy (born 1 April 1956) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Dhenkanal constituency of Odisha for the 3rd time and is a member of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) political party.

He is the editor of the daily Oriya newspaper, The Dharitri.[1]

In 2009, Satpathy spoke out against conversions to Christianity, alleging that "so much money comes into Odisha for Christian missionary efforts".[2] He also stated that Christians have "offered dalits better chances by offering them jobs, free education, and other benefits that any poor community needs. That’s one reason why there have been mass conversions to Christianity".[3]

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