There is a name which you start hearing after 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
He is Sambit Patra who manage the campaigned for the BJP and start gaining some visibility on national television.
If you are interested to know the bio of Sambit Patra and how he became the National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), then read this article until the end.
Sambit Patra was born on 13th December 1974, in Bokaro Steel City.
He is well know for being a official spokeperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Patra was a surgeon and former medical officer in Hindu Rao Hospital.
Thinking: Why he Leave the Job?
It is interesting to know how he get that job?
Education & Starting Career of Sambit Patra
Patra was born in Bokaro Steel City, his father is worked in the Bokaro Steel Plant.
He did his primary and intermediate schooling from Chinmaya Vidyalaya.
After that he did his MBBS from VSS Medical College, Odisha in 1997 and after that he join SCB Medical College, Cuttack in 2002 to complete his Master of Surgery (MS).
In 2003, he clear UPSC Medical Services Examination and join Rao Hospital as a Medical Officer.
He worked very well in his post of Medical Officer for 7 years.
He came into politics in 2010, when he was appointed the spokeperson of BJP’s Delhi unit.
Of course, you not able to reach to that position directly. He did lots of strugle to reach that position.
Political Career of Sambit Patra.
Sambit Patra is a surgeon and in his starting days of politics i.e.; In 2006, he started an NGO named Swaraj.
This NGO has improved the health and education standards of Dalits and Adivasis, particularly in the state of Odisha and Chhatisgarh.
BJP recognized his potential very soon and he selected into the Central Committee of the Party and start representing the state of Odisha.
In 2012, Patra unsuccessful in the fight of the municipal election as the BJP candidate from Delhi Kashmiri Gate, and at the same time, he resigned from his job to pursue politics full-time.
In 2014, Lok Sabha election, Patra campaigned for the BJP and gained visibility on national television, and when BJP came in power, Patra became its national spokesperson.
In 2017, committee of ONGC appointed him as a non-official director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).
This decision became a controversy for him and gathered lots of negative media and public attention, soon one NGO filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court against Sambit Patra for suddenly being a director of the board of ONGC.
|Real Name||Sambit Patra|
|Profession||Indian Politician and Former Surgeon|
|Party working for||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Height||In Centimetre – 170 cm|
In metre – 1.7 m
In Foot – 5 feet 7 inches
|Weight||In Kilogram – 72 Kg|
In Pound – 158 Lbs
Personal Life of Sambit Patra
|Date of Birth||13th Dec 1974|
|Age (as on 2020)||46 years|
|Birth Place||Bokaro Steel City (BKSC)|
|School||Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Bokaro|
|College||SCB Medical College, Cuttak, Odisha|
|Educational Qualifications||MBBS and MS|
|Debut in Politics||2010|
|Family Members||Father’s name – Not available|
mother’s name – Not available
son’s name – Ajay Nath (IT Cell BJP)
|Address||House No – 11, Ashok Road, India, New Ddelhi.|
Controversies With Sambit Patra
- In February 2016, Patra uses Famous photograph of “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” and with this photo, he claimed that the image shows Indian Soldiers on India’s border, whereas the actual photo is of American Soldier during Pacific War.
This has be trolled Sambit on social media.
- In June 2017, Sambit Patra retweet a tweet by Pakistani news website which has a misleading report and his tweet became trending on twitter.
- In Aug 2017, Patra tweeted a poster showing an image of Hamid Ansari in which he not saluting to the commanding officer leading the parade.
But the correct protocol was only for the President to return the salute by the commanding officer who leading the parade.
- In February 2020, Sambit Patra tweeted the fake video of ex-INC MLA Naseem Khan chanting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’.
- In May 2020, A Non-Cognizable Report has been filed against Dr Sambit Patra for comments he made against former Indian PMs Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi.
- In September 2017, Patra was appointed as an Independent Director of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) Board for 3 years.
When he appointed he is a member and official spoke person of the ruling party BJP.
So, one NGO named Energy Watchdog filed the PIL in Delhi High Court by saying that selection of Patra was viewed as a violation of companies act.
The petition of that NGO alo alleged the entire selection process to be “flawed”.
Sambit Patra Salary
His Net Worth is – Rs. 72 Lakhs
His Monthly Income is – Rs. 5.3 Lakhs
His Labilities of – Rs. 12 Lakhs
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Some Well Known Facts About Sambit Patra.
Sambit was a briliant student from his school days, apart from being a powerful orator.
He did MBBS and later MS from odisha and then open a NGO named Swaraj for people of odisha.
Dr. Sambit Patra is an Oriya Brahmin by caste.