Bhubaneswar: 29/5/19:Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik sworn in as the Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth consecutive time in a grand ceremony at the IDCO Exhibition Ground here on Wednesday.
Patnaik was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal at 10.45 am. Organised outside the Raj Bhawan for the first time, the swearing-in ceremony was attended by over 6000 people including many noted personalities.
The Odisha Governor also administered the oath of office and secrecy to Patnaik’s council of ministers, comprising 11 Cabinet Ministers and nine Ministers of State.
Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
Ministers: Ranendra Pratap Swain, Bikrarn Keshari Arukha, Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Niranjan Pujari, Padmanabha Behera, Pratap Jena, Arun Kumar Sahoo, Sudam Marndi, Susanta Singh, Naba Kishore Das andTukuni Sahu
Ministers of State:
Ashok Chandra Panda, Samir Ranjan Dash, Jvoti Prakash Panigrahi, Dibya Shankar Mishra, Premananda Nayak, Raghunandan Das, Padmini Dian, Tusharkanti Behera and JasIannath Saraka.