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 back as CM but BJP may make inroads: Odisha projection

BJD is expected to keep in its column of Aska, Berhampur, Balasore, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Kandhamal.

Bihar: JD(U) backs BJD demand for special status

JD(U) demanded changes in “terms of references of the Finance Commission to reconsider special status demands” by Odisha and Bihar.


Post Cyclone Fani, CM Naveen Patnaik demands special category status for Odisha

In his first interview since Cyclone Fani that ravaged the coastal districts killing 41 people, he said special category status is the need of the hour due to the massive loss to infrastructure which may stall growth of the state.

Cyclone Fani: Odisha CM announces relief package, launches crowd-funding platform

The CM’s package promises input subsidy of Rs 6,800 per hectare of land in non irrigated areas, Rs 13,500 per hectare of land in areas under assured irrigation, and Rs 18,000 per hectare for perennial crops.

PM Modi: Naveen Patnaik tackled Fani well, Mamata didn’t return my calls

Won’t share stage with Modi, will talk to new PM: Mamata

Cyclone Fani: PM Modi conducts aerial survey in Odisha, praises CM Naveen Patnaik for 'great job'

"Communication was very good between the state and central government. I was also monitoring the situation. The way the people of Odisha complied with every instruction of the government is praiseworthy," he said.


Lok Sabha elections 2019: As dust settles on Odisha polls, a cavalcade, death

A 34-yr-old died after allegedly being beaten for pelting Naveen Patnaik’s bus with eggs. As police blame sunstroke, his family waits for answers

For Naveen, a ‘personal mission’ to defend turf against ex-BJD MP

The BJD campaign pitch is beimaan (dishonest) versus swabhimaan (pride). The BJP meanwhile is referring to Mohanty’s acting background as reel hero versus real hero (Panda).

Man who ‘threw eggs at Naveen roadshow’ dies, BJP cries foul

“He belonged to Phatamunda village (in Subarnapur district). He came to see the CM’s road show on April 15. Police beat him mercilessly. I saw it,” said BJP legislator Balgopal Mishra.

Content to work for Odisha... I have no national ambitions: CM Naveen Patnaik

In an email interview, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik speaks about his government’s performance and the BJD’s prospects in this election

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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).

Today in pics: Narendra Modi resigns as Gujarat Chief Minister

Narendra Modi fought back tears again as he wished Gujarat to "surge ahead".