Bhubaneswar: Unlike earlier poll years, the BJD has opted to hold the swearing-in ceremony in the IDCO Exhibition Ground here in a grand and splendid way on May 29.
Cleaning and levelling work is going on full swing in the ground. As many as 70 hyva and JCB machines have been engaged in debris-cleaning work since last night. The cleaning of tree branches broken due to the Fani and waste materials is being done under the direct guidance of BMC officials, according reports.
Even as it is not known how many MLAs will take oath as Ministers, media reports speculate that as many as 80 MLAs are in the race. However, Naveen will take only trusted ones. While the Ministry will have some women, the Speaker post is likely to go to the most trusted MLA. Sixty per cent of Ministers in the last Naveen team might be replaced by new faces, according to reports.
This year, the swearing-in of the BJD Government will be held in a splendid way as Naveen Patanik is going to enter the elite five-time Chief Ministers’ club in the Country. Earlier, Jyoti Basu and Pawan Chamling have served Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Sikkim, respectively, for five years.