Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who on Friday evening met Governor Ganeshi Lal and tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers, is likely to take oath, along with his new Ministry, on May 29 afternoon at the IDCO Exhibition Ground, Unit-III here.
The process of finalising the leaders who will be sworn in as Ministers has begun.
Patnaik’s BJD registered victory in 112 Assembly seats while BJP witnessed victory in 24 and Congress in eight seats. The State has altogether 147 Assembly seats. Polls to the Patkura constituency were countermanded after the death of BJD candidate.
Patnaik has been the CM of Odisha since 2000.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has overtaken Congress as the main opposition party, is ahead on 24 seats. Congress is leading in 13 seats. CM Patnaik is leading in Hinjili and also in Bijepur by a huge margin.