Dharmendra Pradhan

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Dharmendra Pradhan
ଧର୍ମେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପ୍ରଧାନ
Dharmendra Pradhan ଧର୍ମେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପ୍ରଧାନ.jpg
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Veerappa Moily
Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Assumed office
3 September 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Rajiv Pratap Rudy
MP of Rajya Sabha for Madhya Pradesh
Assumed office
3 April 2018
Preceded by Prakash Javadekar, BJP
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded by Debendra Pradhan
Constituency Deogarh
MP of Rajya Sabha for Bihar
In office
3 April 2012 – 2 April 2018
Succeeded by Manoj Jha, RJD
Personal details
Born (1969-06-26) 26 June 1969 (age 49)
Talcher, Odisha, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Mridula Pradhan


Naimisha Pradhan & Nishant Pradhan
Mother Basanta Manjari Pradhan
Father Debendra Pradhan
Residence Talcher, Odisha, India
As of 22 September

Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan (Odia: ଧର୍ମେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପ୍ରଧାନ) (born 26 June 1969) is a BJP leader and currently the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in the NDA Government.[1] He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March 2018 from Madhya Pradesh.[2] 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 also a member of RSS. 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 a close confidant of BJP party President Amit Shah and was one of the Chief Architects for the victory of BJP in Bihar in the Lok Sabha election of 2014.[3]


  • Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Madhya Pradesh(MP): MARCH, 2018 in BJP – present
  • Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Bihar: 2012– present
  • Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha): 2004–2009 Deogarh, Odisha, India
  • Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly 2000- 2004 Pallahada 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– present


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Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Debendra Pradhan
Member of Parliament
for Deogarh

2004 – 2009
Succeeded by
Constituency ceased to exist
Political offices
Preceded by
Veerappa Moily
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
26 May 2014 – Present
Preceded by
Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
3 September 2017 – Present