Patnaik is closely followed by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan having 4.56 lakh followers and BJD MP Baijayant Panda's 2.7 lakh followers.
"The CM's twitter followers crossed a major milestone with half-a-million followers today, one of the most popular in terms of growth and activities," a communication received from the chief minister's office said.
Patnaik had joined the microblogging site on September 09, 2015 with @Naveen_Odisha handle. His first tweet was?Jai Jagannath??
Patnaik followed 14 persons including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee and Union Minister Suresh among others.
Besides twitter, Patnaik too handles a Facebook account and Instagram.
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