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Rahul congratulates Patnaik on being sworn in as CM for fifth term

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated Naveen Patnaik on being sworn in as Odisha chief minister for a record fifth term, hailing it as an incredible achievement.

Patnaik, who led his Biju Janata Dal to a landslide victory in the Assembly elections, took oath as the chief minister of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term on Wednesday.

"Congratulations to Naveen Patnaikji on being sworn in as CM of Odisha for a record 5th term. This is indeed an incredible achievement. My best wishes to him and to the people of Odisha. My best wishes to him and to the people of Odisha," Gandhi tweeted.

Patnaik was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ganeshi Lal at the Idco Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar.

Twenty newly-elected BJD MLAs also took oath as ministers, including 11 of Cabinet rank, at the swearing-in ceremony attended by a host of dignitaries.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 29 2019. 19:10 IST
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