Dharmendra Pradhan

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Dharmendra Pradhan
ଧର୍ମେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପ୍ରଧାନ
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Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
(Government of India)
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Veerappa Moily
MP of Rajya Sabha for Bihar
Assumed office
3 April 2012
Personal details
Born (1969-06-26) 26 June 1969 (age 47)
Talcher, Odisha
Nationality Indian
Political party BJP
Spouse(s) Mridula Pradhan


Naimisha Pradhan & Nishant Pradhan
Mother Smt. Basanta Manjari Pradhan
Father Dr Debendra Pradhan
Residence Talcher, Odisha
Religion Hindu
As of 22 September, 2006

Dharmendra Pradhan (Odia: ଧର୍ମେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପ୍ରଧାନ) (born 26 June 1969) is a BJP leader, and the current Minister of State (with Independent charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March 2012 from Bihar state.[1] Pradhan was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Deogarh constituency of Odisha. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan was also a member of 12th Assembly of Odisha (2000 - 2004) elected from Pallalhara constituency. He is a member of RSS and BJP. He is the son of former BJP MP Dr. Debendra Pradhan (ଦେବେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପ୍ରଧାନ).

Educational Qualification: M.A.(Anthropology), Utkal University Bhubaneswar

Pradhan is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In addition to being a General Secretary, he was assigned additional responsibility to look after the party activities in Jharkhand in August 2011. Dharmendra Pradhan is close confident of BJP party President Amit Shah and he was the one of the Chief Architect for the victory of the BJP in 2017 Uttar Pradesh election. [2]


  • Minister of State(Independent), 2014-
  • Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Bihar: 2012–2014
  • Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha): 2004–2009 Deogarh, Odisha, India
  • Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly 2000- 2004 Pallalhada Assembly constituency
  • Bharatiya Janata Party All India General Secretary - 2010–present
  • In-charge BJP Karnataka: 2011–2013
  • Co-Incharge - BJP Bihar: 2010–present - State Elections
  • In-charge Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM): 2010–present
  • In-Charge BJP Jharkhand: Election in Charge Uttarakhand
  • Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha National President: 2004–2006
  • Bharatiya Janata Party: National Secretary 2007–2010
  • In-charge Chhattisgarh: 2007–2010
  • In-charge - BJP Bihar: 2013–end