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New Delhi: A 64-year-old newly elected BJP’s MP from Balasore in Odisha, Pratap Chandra Sarangi who is also known as ‘Modi of Odisha ‘got charge of the Minister of State in Narendra Modi government.

The BJP MP from Odisha’s Balasore district who is selected as Minister first time after defeating his BJD rival Rabindra Jena, industrialist-turned-politician and a former MP by almost 12,000 votes in Lok Sabha elections.

The saffron party flag holder Pratap Chandra Sangragi has experienced of being part in the Odisha Legislative Assembly twice.

With his first election in 2004 from Nilagiri and again in 2009 as Independant candidate won for BJP ticket. However, defeated by Rabindra Jena in 2014.

 

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A bachelor like Narendra Modi, reside in a simple and severe condition with no comfort and lives in a roof covered with straw hut. He used to live with his mother who died last year.

This Saffron leader is financially weak among 542 MPs he was least resourceful with the benefit of 13 lakhs whereas BJD lawmaker Pinaki Mishra with Rs 117 crore, BJP MPs Sangeeta Singhdeo and Nitesh Gangdeo came second and third in the asset list.

He becomes winner by defeating billionaire candidate he did the whole publicity bicycle who reside in hut and bath at the panchayat’s hand pump.

Also credited with opening schools in tribal areas of Mayurbhanj and Balasore he speaks fluent Sanskrit.

 

Popular as ‘Modi of Odisha’, Sarangi is poorest among all Ministers:

 

After graduating from from Fakir Mohan College in Balasore, he wanted to become a monk in Ramkrishna Math. So after suggestion from Math he was inspired to do social work in his region.

He had first joined as a clerk in Nilagiri college but quit soon after getting associated with RSS and VHP.

A first-time parliamentarian from Odisha is making a mark on social media after widely-shared photograph appeared on social media packing his bags to come to Delhi seen 64-year-old is squatting in his bamboo and straw hut.

 

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According to his affidavit submitted to the Election Commission, since he did not have a taxable income Sarangi has not paid income-tax in the last five financial years.

As Modi concluded his oath over thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters all dressed in saffron kurtas, vests and even saris, rent the air with shouts of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.

Famous personalities from diverse fields, Heads of state, government or their representatives of The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member states, Kyrgyzstan and Mauritius attended the ceremony, as did several industrialists, including Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani and his family.

Newly Cabinet minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi greets President Ram Nath Kovind during his oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.

 

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Zomato asks eateries to serve 45-day notice before exit

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Zomato that runs the popular Zomato Gold programme has asked its restaurant partners to serve a notice of 45 days if they wish to opt out of the same. This move comes after hundreds of restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai and Gurugram pulled out of the programme amid growing unrest between the restaurant industries and online ordering platforms.

Zomato wrote a mail to its Gold partner restaurants and said that they were required to give a 45-day notice to ensure smooth transition for its users. It also added that if these members wish to sign back, then they would be required to pay a sign-up fee.

According to a report, Zomato wrote in its e-mail, “The decision to join and continue with this partnership has been completely yours just like all the other decisions you make to run your business effectively and efficiently. With a view to make sure we protect user experience, we would request you to let us know proactively in case you are thinking of going off the programme for a brief period, as we will not like your users to have a poor experience when they visit your restaurant. As per the contract, you are required to give us a 45 days’ notice for this change to ensure a smooth transition for users.”

Led by National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), as many as 300 restaurants in Gurugram on Thursday said that they would pull out of the membership-driven dining apps including Dineout, EazyDiner (Prime), nearbuy and magicpin. This move is aimed to end steep discounting practices implemented by such platforms.
According to the daily, platforms other than Zomato have expressed that they are willing to have a dialogue with the restaurant partners.

Zomato Gold has 1 million subscribers and around 6,500 restaurant partners. The company had recently also introduced Infinity Dining for its Gold members that allows the users to have unlimited a la carte at the partner restaurants.

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