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Patnaik thanks his ‘4.5 crore family members’ for reposing faith in him

For the first time, Naveen Patnaik takes oath in a low-key event at a public exhibition ground, indicating his proximity to the peoplePatnaik inducts 11 cabinet ministers and nine ministers of state

2 min read30 May 2019
Politics

Fives takeaways from Naveen Patnaik’s swearing-in ceremony

Naveen Patnaik kept his swearing in ceremony low key, that he has maintained for last 19 yearsBefore taking oath, Patnaik visited Lord Jagannath temple in Puri to seek divine blessings

1 min read29 May 2019
Politics

In 5th term as Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik faces 3 challenges: cyclone aftermath, jobs, BJP

The state is struggling to revive power and telecom services in Bhubaneswar and rural OdishaPatnaik had announced compensation of ₹95,100 for every totally damaged house but the money was not released as the polls were on

3 min read29 May 2019
Politics

How split voting in Odisha helped BJP win 8 Lok Sabha seats

Going by the numbers, it seems the Congress’ votes were transferred to the BJP in Odisha Lok Sabha pollsBJP managed to win 23 assembly seats to replace the Congress, which won just nine, as the main opposition party in the state

2 min read29 May 2019
Elections 2019

Open to the idea of leader from any party becoming PM: Congress

Congress plans to reach out to BJD, TRS and YSRCP for support if it gets the chance to form the next governmentThe move is significant considering that the Congress is trying to stitch together an alliance of parties opposed to the BJP before the last phase of polling takes place on Sunday

1 min read16 May 2019
Elections 2019

Congress missing from campaign trail in Odisha, stares at dim prospects

Once a formidable force, Congress is the victim of prolonged indecision and infighting in OdishaThe Congress has been dwindling in the state for some time now

2 min read22 Apr 2019
Elections 2019

Will support any govt that focuses on Odisha, says BJD’s Mahtab

Party veteran and senior leader Bhartruhari Mahtab says BJD will win but concedes that an aggressive BJP has grown stronger and is in direct fight with the BJD

3 min read18 Apr 2019
Elections 2019

Elections 2019: Congress watches as BJP throws challenge at BJD

In the 1999 general elections, the BJP won nine out of the 21 LS seats in Odisha, up from seven in the 1998 general pollsWhile Patnaik is a major player in state politics, the BJP leadership has convinced voters that nationally it is PM Modi who counts

3 min read18 Apr 2019
Politics

Can BJP backed by BJD rebels spring a surprise in Odisha?

A focused push to gain ground has helped BJP improve its electoral standing in the state over the last five yearsWith just 10 MLAs in the 147-member assembly and only one of the 21 MPs from the state, the BJP was a laggard five years ago

4 min read4 Apr 2019
Politics

Naveen Patnaik continues to remain a leader of the masses

Patnaik’s clean image and pro-people policies helped him retain power for the past four tenures, say analystsPatnaik is likely to face some competition from the BJP but is still likely to be re-elected as chief minister for a fifth term when assembly elections results are announced on 23 May

4 min read4 Apr 2019
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