Nation First News: As Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for fifth term tomorrow, a Press Communique from the Governor’s Office has confirmed the list of 21 Council of Ministers including the Chief Minister.
These MLAs will take oath as Ministers at IDCO Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar.
Tukuni Sahu & Padmini Dian are the two Women Ministers in the Ministry. Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain got his due after a long time. Raghunandan Das who pushed Dr. Damodar Rout to 3rd spot in Balikuda-Erasama, will be a Minister too.
While, Surjya Narayan Patro will be the new Speaker of Odisha Assembly, Binjharpur MLA Pramila Mallick wi be appointed as Govt Chief Whip.
Council of Ministers:
Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
- Ranendra Pratap Swain (Athagarh)
- Bikram Keshari Arukha (Bhanjanagar)
- Prafulla Mallick (Kamakhya Nagar)
- Niranjan Pujari (Sonepur)
- Padmanav Behera (Birmaharajpur)
- Pratap Jena (Mahanga)
- Dr. Arun Kumar Sahoo (Nayagarh)
- Sudam Marandi (Bangiriposhi)
- Susanta Singh (Bhatli)
- Naba Kishore Das ( Jharsuguda)
- Tukuni Sahu (Titlagarh)
Ministers of State:
- Ashok Chandra Panda (Bhubaneswar-Ekamra)
- Samir Ranjan Dash (Nimapara)
- Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi (Simulia)
- Dibya Shankar Mishra (Junagarh)
- Premananda Nayak (Telkoi)
- Raghunandan Das (Balikuda-Erasama)
- Padmini Dian (Kotpad)
- Tusharkanti Behera (Kakatpur)
- Jagannath Saraka (Bissam Cuttack)
Surjya Narayan Patro to be Speaker of Odisha Legislative Assembly. Binjharpur MLA Pramila Mallick will be the Govt Chief Whip.