Naveen Patnaik sworn in as Odisha chief minister for 5th consecutive term; Ranendra Pratap Swain, Bikram Keshari Arukh part of cabinet
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term on Wednesday after he was re-elected with a decisive majority in the Assembly elections. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ganeshi Lal in the presence of thousands of people and dignitaries at Idco Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar.
Narendra Modi congratulates Naveen Patnaik as BJD chief takes oath as Odisha Chief Minister for 5th consecutive term
It is the first time Naveen Patnaik has taken oath in an open public ground. In 2000, 2004, 2009 and 2014, he was sworn in at the Raj Bhavan.
Odisha Elections 2019: Over 57% voting till 6 pm in five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats; repoll sought in four booths
About 57.81 percent of the over 76.93 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 6 pm in the five Odisha Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats, some of them in Naxal-affected areas, in the second phase on Thursday
Elections in Odisha a family affair: BJP, BJD, Congress field leaders from same family in Lok Sabha, Assembly polls
Be it the Biju Janata Dal, Congress or Bharatiya Janata Party, politics in Odisha has witnessing a lot of candidates who are in the fray for the state Assembly and Lok Sabha polls along with family members representing the same party.