29 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: Post Biju Patnaik's demise in 1997, inheritor's of the Patnaik-family have preferred to avoid the paparazzi. Keeping aside, the youngest Naveen Patnaik, the other two scions Gita Mehta and Prem Patnaik have often kept away from the limelight.
Bhubaneswar hosted a consequential event on May 29, 2019, when the Biju's youngest son Naveen took oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth consecutive time. This day marks a feat in Naveen's political career as he made a strong statement before the country.
On this occasion, both Prem and Gita were present to congratulate and lift the spirits of their younger sigling, Naveen. While sister Gita has attended the swearing-in ceremonies in the past, it was the first time when Prem, an industrialist attended his brother's oath-taking as the CM.