Bikram Keshari Arukh elected Speaker of Odisha Assembly
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Bikram Keshari Arukh, a six-time MLA of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), has been elected unopposed as the Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly.
He has been elected as the 21st Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly.
Arukha replaces 'SN Patro', who resigned from the post of Speaker of the Assembly due to health reasons.
MLA Bikram Keshari Arukha was earlier serving as the Chief Whip of the government.
Arukha is a continuous MLA from Bhanjnagar since the year 1995.
About Odisha State
The modern state of Odisha was established as a state in India on 1 April 1936 at the Kanika Palace in Cuttack.
April 1 is celebrated as Utkal Divas (Odisha Day) in the state.
Hirakud Dam, located near Sambalpur in Odisha, is the longest earthen dam in the world.
Puri, Konark and Bhubaneswar are the most popular tourist destinations in the state which is called the Golden Triangle of Eastern India.
Odisha is ahead of all the states of India in the production of Chromite, Manganese Ore and Dolomite.
Governor- Ganeshi Lal
Chief Minister- Naveen Patnaik
Legislative Assembly seats- 147
Rajya Sabha Seats- 10
Lok Sabha seats - 20
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