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Naveen Patnaik meets Governor to form government

Bhubaneswar:26/5/19: BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik today met Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and conveyed the latter that he has been elected as the leader of BJD legislative party.

Newly-elected legislators of the Biju Janata Dal unanimously elected party president Naveen Patnaik as their leader, making way for him to become the Chief Minister of the State for a record fifth term.

All the elected legislators, including Naveen Patnaik who has won from two seats- Hinjili and Bijepur, attended the meeting held at BJD party office in Bhubaneswar.

Later Naveen Patnaik, along with some top leaders of the party, met Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and submitted the resolution of his election as the BJD Legislature Party leader and staked claim to form the government. He also submitted a letter of support of all the newly elected legislators.

After being satisfied that BJD commands a majority, the Odisha Governor extended the invitation to Patnaik to form the new Government.

The coveted swearing-in ceremony is set to be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday (May 29) in Idco exhibition ground here.

BJD led by Naveen Patnaik won 112 Assembly seats in the 147-member House. The conch party also bagged 12 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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