Prasanna Acharya

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Prasanna Acharya
MP of Rajya Sabha for Odisha[1]
Assumed office
2 July 2016
Preceded by Pyarimohan Mohapatra, Independent
Finance Minister of Odisha State Vice President, BJD
Preceded by Prafulla Chandra Ghadei
Constituency Redhakhol
Personal details
Born (1949-08-08) 8 August 1949 (age 67)
Bargarh, Odisha
Nationality Indian
Political party BJD
Spouse(s) Charusila Acharya
Children 2 Daughters ( Lisa Acharya And Lopa Acharya).
Residence Bargarh, Odisha
Alma mater Panchayat College Bargarh
Religion Hindu

Shri Prasanna Acharya (born 8 August 1949)[2] was a member of the 13th,[3] and the 14th Lok Sabha[4] of India. He represented the Sambalpur constituency of Orissa and is a member of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) political party.

In the elections in May 2009, when both Odisha and India went to the polls, Prasanna Acharya opted to get elected from an Odisha Assembly seat rather than his Parliament Constituency (Sambalpur).

He contested the elections from Redhakhol in Odisha with a BJD ticket and won with a margin of around 10,000 votes than his nearest competitor.

As of today, Acharya holds the post of the Minister of Finance in Odisha.


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