Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik led the BJD to yet another victory in 2019 Odisha Assembly elections, thus becoming the Chief Minister of the state for a fifth consecutive time. 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, he 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.

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District health officer suspended under Odisha’s Mo Sarkar

Maintaining that there has been “some misunderstanding”, Dr Patel told The Indian Express on Monday, “I would have explained the situation to the committee. But I was not present when they collected feedback.”

Odisha’s dial-a-feedback scheme seen as bid to woo urban voters

The programme is being seen as an effort by the Patnaik government to woo the urban electorate ahead of the urban local body elections, scheduled next year.


Odisha: Misappropriation in KALIA scheme, says BJP

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation scheme (KALIA) states that all eligible farmers, who own 2.5-5 acres of agricultural land, will be provided Rs 10,000 per family as assistance for cultivation.

Odisha govt to link promotion of policemen to public feedback

In a video clip of the meeting, the Chief Minister was seen seated with Superintendents of Police from all districts of the state, getting briefed by his private secretary V K Pandian.

Odisha government announces R&R package for demolition affected in Puri

The R&R package focuses on almost all stakeholders — residents, shopping establishments, lodges and vendors and is estimated to run into several hundred crore rupees.

Odisha: Naveen Patnaik scraps I-Day guard of honour for self, ministers

This is the second such directive against VIP culture. Naveen Patnaik was one of the first CMs to remove the red beacon from his official car.


Naveen Patnaik writes to HRD against ‘abnormal’ hike in CBSE fees

Last week, CBSE announced increase in fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for SC and ST students from Rs 50 to Rs 1,200. The fee was almost doubled —- to Rs 1,500 —- for the general category.

Odisha BJP raises questions on Naveen Patnaik's health after change in format of I-Day celebrations

“The (new) venue of Exhibition Ground will seat 5,000, while 10,000 people can stand and watch the ceremony. There will also be an exhibition on the 150th Gandhi Jayanti, which will be inaugurated by the CM,” Twin City Police Commissioner and senior IPS officer Satyajit Mohanty told reporters.

Congress, BJP target Odisha govt over jobs

The Congress also asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to bring in legislation for 75 per cent reservation for locals in state-based industries.

Explained: How Patkura election result trends signal Odisha may be headed for a bipolar polity

Patkura election was considered to be a personal contest between Naveen Patnaik and BJP’s candidate Bijoy Mohapatra, one of the founding members of the BJD in the nineties, who fell out with the Odisha Chief Minister.

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Aftermath of Cyclone Fani: Odisha struggles to restore basic amenities

CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted on Sunday that all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which had been “extremely severely affected”, will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2,000 in cash and polythene sheets, if covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).

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