Bhubaneswar:27/5/19: BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik, elected as the leader of the BJD’s legislature party at a meeting here on Sunday, will be sworn in as Chief Minister at 10 am on May 29 at IDCO exhibition ground here.
Patnaik, who led the party to a thumping victory for the fifth time in a row, is set to join the elite league of chief mimisters- late Jyoti Basu of West Bengal and Pawan Chamling of Sikkim- who ruled their States for fifth consecutive terms.
Naveen Patnaik has kept his aura of invincibility intact in Odisha with his party, BJD, winning 112 Assembly seats in the 146-member House.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has overtaken Congress as the main opposition party by winning 23 seats. Congress has been able to bag only nine seats. In 2014 Assembly elections, BJD had got 117 seats while BJP 10. Congress had won 16 seats.