Tathagata Satpathy

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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 59)
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, and has been re-elected for the fourth time. He 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".[2]

In 2015, Satpathy became the first Indian MP to hold an official "Ask Me Anything" session on the entertainment, social networking and news website, Reddit [3]

Satpathy also came forward in support of NetNeutrality[4] when TRAI come out with a consultation paper where they put out 20 questions seeking opinions from general public on licenses and netneutrality.

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  1. ^ "Ex-CM of Orissa Nandini Satpathy passes away - Times Of India". indiatimes.com. 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2012. Tathagat is a BJD MP from Dhenkanal and owner-editor of oriya daily Dharitri 
  2. ^ a b "Christians of India under attack". GlobalPost. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hello /r/India, I am Tathagata Satpathy. Member of Parliament, Chief Whip of BJD, Editor of Dharitri & Orissa POST". reddit. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Odisha MP earns internet points by writing a letter to the TRAI Chairman in support of Net Neutrality". IBNLive. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 

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