Pramila Malik becomes the first woman Speaker of Odisha Assembly

Pramila Malik becomes the first woman Speaker of Odisha Assembly

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Category : State Published on: September 27 2023

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  • Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party member Pramila Malik became the first woman Speaker of the Odisha Assembly.
  • The election of Pramila Malik as the Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly took place on September 22, 2023, and she was elected unopposed.
  • The post became vacant due to the resignation of Bikram Keshari Arukha in May 2023.
  • Pramila Malik has been a six-time MLA from the Binjharpur assembly seat in Jajpur district of Odisha. This seat is reserved for the Scheduled Caste community.
  • She initially became an MLA in 1990 as a member of the Janata Dal and later joined the BJD party led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
  • Before his role as Speaker, he held the post of Minister of Revenue and Disaster Management in the BJD government.
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