Cops seize huge cache of brown sugar during simultaneous raids in Balasore
Man critical after being attacked by a stray elephant in Nilagiri
Woman allegedly set ablaze by her husband in Keonjhar
Om Birla to be the next Speaker of LokSabha !
BJD to support BJP MP Om Birla for Lok Sabha Speaker post
Odisha Health Dept inks BSKY MoU with AIIMS, BBSR
One person injured in bombing during a group clash in Benapanjari
Ace Odia weight lifter Ravi Kumar appeals NADA to re-consider ban
Prayagraj court sentences 4 to life, acquits 1 in 2005 Ayodhya attack
Odisha's school summer vacation extended till June 25

Hear What Senior Ministers Of Odisha Cabinet Say After Swearing-In Ceremony

29 May 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his 19-member minerterial team took oath of office and secrecy at the IDCO Exhibition Grounds today morning. It was a historic moment, because Naveen becomes the third Chief Minister to rule a State for five consecutive terms in a row.

Before Naveen, Jyoti Basu and Pawan Chamling achieved the coveted feat as Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Sikkim.

The new team of Naveen's cabinet is a balanced blend of experience and energy. While ten first timers MLAs have been awarded a portfolio in the Council of Ministers, senior leaders of BJD have been inducted carefully by the party supremo.

In their first interaction with the media after taking oath, the new Ministers unequivocally spoke of development and people's welfare.

Nayagarh MLA Arun Sahu said that he will go an extra mile to live upto to the expectations of the CM. "I shall discharge my duties with complete dedication and live up to the expectations of my leader," Sahu said.

"The blessings of people of Odisha has been there with the BJD for the past 19 years. Our efforts will be directed towards building a better Odisha in the upcoming tenure," Mahanga MLA Pratap Jena said.

Tribal Leader and Bangriposi MLA Sudam Marndi took oath in Santali language today. "All my recommendations were given due importance when I was the Sports Minister. I am confident to deliver with competence this time also," he said.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Arun Sahu, Nayagarh MLA (Minister)

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Pratap Jena, Mahanga MLA (Minister)

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Sudam Marndi, Bangriposi MLA (Minister)