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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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.

Patkura Assembly election results Highlights: BJD's Sabitri Agarwal wins seat by a margin of 17,920 votes

Polling in Patkura Assembly seat was initially scheduled on April 29, but it could not be held because of the death of BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwal on April 20.


Naveen Patnaik triumphs over old rival as BJD bags Patkura Assembly seat

The election was also considered to be a personal contest between Chief Minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik and his long time rival, Bijoy Mohapatra.

Explained: How Odisha can become a $1-trillion economy

According to a tweet by the Chief Minister’s Office, Naveen Patnaik said that mineral-based industries in Odisha along with sectors like MSME, agriculture, women entrepreneurship will play important roles in making the state a one trillion dollar economy.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asks Centre to include two of five proposed spots in iconic tourism sites

Earlier this week, the reference to the development of 17 iconic tourism sites across the country in Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech had garnered strong criticism from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), as no monument from Odisha had made it to the list.

Odisha: BJD deploys top guns in Patkura bypoll

Patkura will now vote on July 20, according to a notification of the Election Commission.

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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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