WITH Odisha sending 33 per cent women legislators to the LS, it will also have a woman MP from the State as its youngest-ever member. Chandrani Murmu, a 25-year-old engineering graduate, has been elected on a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ticket from Keonjhar LS seat, reserved for scheduled tribes.
At the age of 25 years and 11 months, Murmu is all set to create history by becoming the youngest LS member ever. She defeated two-time BJP MP Ananta Nayak by a margin of 67,822 votes. A few months ago, she was just like any other girl who was searching for a job after completing her B. Tech from Bhubaneswar-based SOA University in 2017 and preparing for competitive exams.