Nation First News: Naveen Patnaik took oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a record of fifth consecutive term on Wednesday morning.
Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal administered the oath of office to Naveen Patnaik for his 5th term as Chief Minister and his team at a special swearing-in ceremony at IDCO Exhibition Ground in the State Capital.
This is the first time that the oath-taking ceremony was held out of Raj Bhavan in Odisha.
The oath taking ceremony was attended by over 5000 people including industrialists like Naveen Jindal, Tata Steel’s MD TV Narendran, Kumaramangalam Birla, Tech Mahindra MD CP Gurnani, Mindtree president KK Natrajan, Puneet Dalmia of OCL and many more.
More than 1000 members of women self-help groups also attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta and elder brother Prem Patnaik were present at the oath taking ceremony.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Naveen Patnaik for his 5th term as Chief Minister and assured all possible support to the State from the Centre in future.
Here is the list of new Council of Ministers that took oath today:
Naveen Patnaik – Chief Minister
1. Prafulla Kumar Mallick (Kamakhya Nagar MLA)
2. Bikram Keshari Arukha (Bhanjanagar MLA)
3. Niranjan Pujari (Sonepur MLA)
4. Tukuni Sahu (Titlagarh MLA)
5. Ranendra Pratap Swain (Athagarh MLA)
6. Arun Kumar Sahoo (Nayagarh MLA)
7. Pratap Jena (Mahanga MLA)
8. Sudam Marandi (Bangiriposhi MLA)
9. Padmanav Behera (Biramaharapur MLA)
10. Susanta Singh (Bhatli MLA)
11. Naba Kishore Das (Jharsuguda MLA)
Ministers of State:
1. Padmini Dian (Kotpad MLA)
2. Ashok Chandra Panda (Ekamra-Bhubaneswar MLA)
3. Samir Ranjan Dash (Nimapara MLA)
4. Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi (Simulia MLA)
5. Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra (Junagarh MLA)
6. Premananda Nayak (Telkoi MLA)
7. Raghunandan Das (Balikuda-Erasama MLA)
8. Tusharkanti Behera (Kakatpur MLA)
9. Jagannath Saraka (Bissam Cuttack MLA)