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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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asks police to use social media

Earlier on May 23, the Chief Minister’s Office had received a tip off through a tweet about trafficking of four minors in a bus.

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Naveen Patnaik urges Centre to build second bridge over the Brahmani

Patnaik said he apprehended that communication between Sambalpur and Rourkela might be snapped at any time, thereby abruptly disturbing the movement of coal, minerals and other products in western region of the state.

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To stop rising BJP, Naveen Patnaik drops 10 ministers, 11 new faces to join today

The 11 new ministers, many of whom had served as ministers in his previous Cabinet, are expected to take the oath of office on Sunday morning.

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Naveen Patnaik differs from Baijayant Panda’s remark on conspiracy in BJD

Baijayant Panda, while welcoming Patnaik’s decision to bring back some estranged leaders to the party fold had on Thursday said that some efficient leaders had left the party due to conspiracy.

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Biju Patnaik and his importance to modern day Odisha

In his death, Patnaik ushered a new phase of Odisha politics, that of stability and incumbency.

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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.

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