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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Decision 2019: In Odisha, long-time incumbent BJD vs combative BJP vs resurgent Congress

BJD battles anti-incumbency with a series of schemes, BJP goes on attack over corruption and crime, Congress tries to tap in on farm distress. All eyes are on whether any post-poll formation in the Assembly will also dictate equations at the Centre.

Tathagata Satpathy interview: ‘Naveen Patnaik will try to maintain equidistance... But will ensure stable government at Centre’

We supported the Union government on issues that were pro-India. We opposed wrong policies like the Land Acquisition Bill, violence by cow vigilante groups, the JNU issue and many more, says Tathagata Satpathy.


Tracking benefit schemes, KALIA, Odisha: ‘A welcome relief, but not a solution’

According to Sudhakar, KALIA is a welcome “relief”, but not a solution to their problems.

Water, jungle belong to tribals, not Modi, Patnaik: Rahul Gandhi in Odisha

He was accompanied by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in his rally at Kalahandi in southwestern Odisha. Following that, Rahul addressed another gathering in north Odisha’s Rourkela.

In Odisha, Rahul Gandhi alleges PM Modi running state through remote control

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of "snatching" tribal land Rahul Gandhi said the Congress will work to protect the rights of the community.

TMC not in touch with us: Naveen Patnaik

Earlier in the day, Banerjee reportedly said in Kolkata that she would consult Patnaik over the continuation of her dharna. The West Bengal chief minister has been staging a protest over the CBI-Kolkata police imbroglio in Kolkata since Sunday night.


Budget 2019: PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Similar to KALIA, but falls short in some areas, says BJD

Naveen Patnaik said that the direct benefit transfer scheme was “along the lines” of the state government’s Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme.

Odisha hikes farmers' welfare scheme KALIA target beneficiaries five-fold

KALIA scheme has five components such as support to cultivators for cultivation, livelihood support for landless agricultural labourers, life insurance support for cultivators and landless agricultural labourers, financial assistance and interest free crop loan.

Amit Shah slams Patnaik govt, says BJD's 'narrow mindset' keeping Odisha poor

Slamming chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Shah said Odisha will have an "odia-speaking" chief minister after the Assembly elections. 

At farmers’ rally, Naveen releases KALIA funds

Under the scheme, Rs 10,180 crore will be spent over three years till 2020-21 to provide financial assistance to cultivators and landless agricultural labourers.

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