Odisha Guv Invites Naveen to Form New Govt

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor  Prof Ganeshi Lal today invited Nadeen Payback who has been elected as the leader of BJD legislative party to form the next Government.

Newly-elected legislators of the Biju Janata Dal unanimously elected party president Naveen Patnaik as their leader, making way for him to become the Chief Minister of the State for a record fifth term.

Later Naveen Patnaik, along with some top leaders of the party, met Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and submitted the resolution of his election as the BJD Legislature Party leader and staked claim to form the government. He also submitted a letter of support of all the newly elected legislators.

The coveted swearing-in ceremony is set to be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday (May 29) in Idco exhibition ground here.

BJD led by Naveen Patnaik won 112 Assembly seats in the 147-member House. The conch party also bagged 12 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections.

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