Naveen Patnaik

The current Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik was elected to the post for the fourth consecutive time in the legislative assembly elections of 2014. He is the son of Biju Patnaik, the former Chief Minister of Odisha. He formed the Biju Janata Dal, to which he belongs, in 1998 when the party broke off from the Janata dal. His popularity among the masses in Odisha rests upon the pro-poor political stance he has. Before joining politics he completed his college education from University of Delhi and is also a writer with four books to his name. Having spent a large part of his life outside Odisha is not fluent in the vernacular language of the state and has come under a lot of critism from his political opponent because of this infirmity.
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Naveen Patnaik condoles loss of lives in Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment, sends Chief Secy/DGP to Rayagada

Patnaik, who held a review meeting with senior officials, also spoke to his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu .

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Odisha: Opposition seeks CM Naveen Patnaik’s apology over ‘insult to women’

Some women who wore black saris were denied entry by the police at Mangaspur.

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Police forcing women to remove stoles: CM Naveen Patnaik orders probe

DGP B K Singh said “He (CM) has instructed me to ensure that dignity of women is respected and not to repeat such incidents in future.”

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Naveen Patnaik may join panel of CMs on cash scrap

The sources said Jaitley’s offer would help Naveen politically as it would give him a better chance to fulfil his demands on women SHGs, considered an important vote bank for the BJD.

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Naveen Patnaik’s reply to Modi: We believe in work, not publicity

Patnaik read out achievements of his governments, four days after Prime Minister Modi asked the people of Odisha whether the state government has ever presented the account during its over 16-year rule.

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Safety Of Jagamohan Prayer Hall: After Naveen’s letter to PM, Central team to visit Jagannath temple for repair work

Union Culture Minister said the repair work had been delayed due to some technical problems.

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Subroto Bagchi to head Odisha Skill Development Authority

He would assume office on May 1 and report to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A statement from government said Bagchi will be given all the support necessary to make a difference to the youth of the state.

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With eye on 2017 panchayat polls, Naveen Patnaik extends cheap lunch scheme to 100 new centres

Inaugurating one of the Ahaar centres at Cuttack, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said such centres would address the issue of hunger.

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Women in flesh trade not rape victims as per MHA guidelines: Naveen Patnaik

The rape victims come under the victim compensation scheme, he said.

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Patnaik announces setting up of medical college in Keonjhar

The proposed medical college at Keonjhar would be totally developed by the state government and would be the state’s fourth government run medical college

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Naveen Patnaik elected BJD president for 7th term

The announcement of Patnaik’s election was a mere formality as he was the lone candidate to file nomination papers for the post.

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Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, Naveen Patnaik announces projects worth Rs 450 crore

The projects include Upper Indravati canal and two mega lift irrigation points at Kesinga and Gudvela.

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AP’s Indira Sagar project: why it annoys the BJD in Odisha

From writing umpteen letters to Prime Ministers to appealing in the SC, the BJD is keen to show that it is the only party which is fighting for the state — so what if its own leaders have little clarity on the issue.

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PM protecting Naveen in graft cases for votes in Parliament: Cong

Jairam Ramesh said the Centre has let off the Odisha government in many issues, including the chit fund and mining scams.

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Students detained during CM visit; BJD MLA’s ‘human bomb’ comment sparks row

The MLA later apologised for his remark. Mishra said, “I had no intention of speaking about the students of Rama Devi University… I express regret, if anyone has been hurt over my statement.”