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Naveen Patnaik was sworn in as Odisha Chief Minister for a record fifth consecutive term

Bhubaneswar:29/5/19: BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik was sworn in as Odisha Chief Minister for a record fifth consecutive term at the Exhibition Ground here today.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal administered the oath of office and secrecy to Patnaik and his council of ministers, comprising 11 Cabinet Ministers and nine Ministers of State, at the swearing-in ceremony which was held for the first time outside the Raj Bhavan.

Chief Minister’s elder brother Prem Patnaik, sister Gita Mehta and many dignitaries attended the event.

The BJD had registered a mammoth victory in the recently-concluded Assembly Elections by winning 112 seats. Polling was held for 146 constituencies of the 147-member Odisha Legislative Assembly. Election to Patkura assembly constituency in Kendrapara district was countermanded and postponed after the death of the then BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla.

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Following swearing-in ceremony, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik received warm welcome from employees at the State Secretariat here today.

He was felicitated with a huge garland inside the building before he assumes office.Naveen’s siblings Gita Mehta and Prem Patnaik also reached the Secretariat to greet him for fifth term as the CM.

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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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