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BJD invites PM Modi for Naveen’s swearing-in

27/05/2019 at 4:50 PM

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister-elect Naveen Patnaik.

The proposed oath-taking event is scheduled to be held at 10.30 am at the Exhibition Ground here on Wednesday.

This apart, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, all MPs and MLAs from Odisha have also invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

Patnaik will take oath as the CM of the State for a record fifth consecutive time. For the first time, swearing-in event would be organised outside the Raj Bhavan.

Nearly, 5,000 people would present at the oath-taking ceremony.

On Sunday, Patnaik after being unanimously elected as the leader of BJD legislature party at the meeting of party MLAs, met the Governor and staked claim to form the Government.

The BJD has emerged a clear winner, bagging 112 in the 147-member Assembly. In the outgoing Assembly, the regional party had 117 seats.

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