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Naveen Patnaik

14th Chief Minister of Odisha

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Naveen Patnaik: 14th Chief Minister of Odisha
Naveen Patnaik is an Indian politician who served as the 14th Chief Minister of Odisha from 5th March 2000 to 12 June 2024. His 24-year reign is the second longest for a chief minister of any Indian state, after Pawan Kumar Chamling of Sikkim. He is the first president of the Biju Janata Dal since 1997. He served as the Union Minister of Steel and Mines from 1998 to 2000 and a member of the Lok Sabha from Aska from 1997 to 2000.

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Mohan Charan Majhi To Be Odisha's 1st BJP Chief Minister After Ending Naveen Patnaik's 24 year Rule [Video]

Mohan Charan Majhi To Be Odisha's 1st BJP Chief Minister After Ending Naveen Patnaik's 24 year Rule

In a historic political shift, four-time Keonjhar MLA Mohan Majhi has been selected as the Chief Minister of Odisha. Accompanying him in leadership roles, KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida have been..

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Odisha Election Result: Naveen Patnaik Accepts Defeat, Says ‘People Of Odisha Are My Family’ [Video]

Odisha Election Result: Naveen Patnaik Accepts Defeat, Says ‘People Of Odisha Are My Family’

Days after the Odisha assembly election results, outgoing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik clarified that BJD leader VK Pandian, despite his long association as Patnaik's private secretary and subsequent..

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‘Lord Jagannath Bhakt Of PM Modi’: BJP's Sambit Patra Sparks Major Controversy | Watch! [Video]

‘Lord Jagannath Bhakt Of PM Modi’: BJP's Sambit Patra Sparks Major Controversy | Watch!

Sambit Patra, BJP's Lok Sabha candidate in Odisha's Puri seat, sparked controversy by proclaiming "Lord Jagannath is Modi's devotee" after a rally with PM Modi. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned..

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With Patnaik on dais, Majhi is sworn in, inducts 15 in cabinet

Odisha saw the swearing-in of Mohan Charan Majhi as the first BJP CM, ending Naveen Patnaik's 24-year rule. PM Modi and Naveen were present at the event.
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Odisha searches for a house for its new chief minister

As the BJP prepares to announce the name of its chief minister for Odisha on Wednesday, the search for an official residence has begun. Currently, Odisha does not have an official residence for the..
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Six months after quitting IAS, Pandian exits politics over BJD's poll debacle

V K Pandian, who resigned from the IAS last November to join the BJD, rapidly transitioned from being the trusted bureaucratic aide of former CM Naveen Patnaik to a rumored political successor...
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Naveen Patnaik's close aide VK Pandian retires from active politics

Former Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's trusted aide, VK Pandian, announced his retirement from active politics on Sunday. Pandian’s decision comes shortly after the Biju Janata Dal (BJP)..
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VK Pandian, Naveen Patnaik's close aide, quits politics after BJD's defeat in Odisha

The announcement came days after the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) suffered defeat in both Lok Sabha and assembly elections
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Naveen makes a trip to Raj Bhavan without Pandian, puts in papers

Naveen Patnaik's 24-year tenure as Odisha CM ended just 141 days shy of surpassing Pawan Kumar Chamling's record in Sikkim, citing no shame in party's poll performance.
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Naveen Patnaik resigns as Odisha CM after electoral defeat, 24-year rule ends

After suffering a massive defeat in the State assembly and Parliamentary elections, the 24-year-long tenure of Odisha chief minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik has ended. Patnaik submitted his..
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Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik resigns, BJP to form new government


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Odisha assembly election results 2024: Saffron sweep in Odisha as BJP set to unseat Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, has been in power for an impressive 23 years. However, his aspiration to surpass the record of Pawan Kumar Chamling, the former chief minister of Sikkim..
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Odisha Assembly elections: CM Naveen Patnaik trails in Kantabanji, BJD loses ground to BJP

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik is trailing in one of his two seats as his party BJD is set to lose the state assembly race to the BJP
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Naveen set for huge win with 100-115 of 147 seats: An exit poll

An exit poll conducted by Times Now-ETG on Monday indicates a near-repeat of the 2019 landslide victory for Naveen Patnaik's BJD in the Odisha assembly elections. This projection stands in contrast to..
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Naveen Patnaik's stint as Odisha CM will continue, predict exit polls


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'VK Pandian is not my successor': Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dismisses speculations

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday clarified that VK Pandian is not his political successor, emphasizing that the people of Odisha will make that decision. While Naveen has never explicitly..
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'Will form solid government again in Odisha': Naveen Patnaik, says BJP's popularity is waning


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CM Naveen Patnaik himself to blame for BJP remark: Kharge


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PM Modi hints at 'conspiracy behind dip in Naveen's health', Odisha CM hits back

PM Narendra Modi's offer to set up a special committee after June 10 to probe CM Naveen Patnaik's 'ill health' prompted a direct response from Naveen Patnaik, addressing concerns about his health..
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'BJP known to magnify non-issues': Naveen dismisses Himanta's shaking-hand jibe

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dismissed BJP's concerns over a viral video showing his key associate assisting him with his shaking hand during a rally.
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Election Commission suspends special secretary to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik


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Naveen Patnaik’s special secretary D S Kutey suspended, called to Delhi


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I am in very good health, BJP spreading rumours: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Naveen's assertion comes amid BJP's top BJP leadership raising this issue in election rallies. While PM Narendra Modi said BJP will give the state "a young Odia CM", home minister Amit Shah questioned..
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How 'mystery of lost key' has spiced up Odisha elections

When most of the top opposition leaders flew to Bihar last year to present a 'formidable front' against the ever-strong Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik was one of the few big..
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Naveen Patnaik talks MLA back into BJD


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BJP already past 310 in 5 rounds, headed for 400+: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah anticipates BJP's Lok Sabha count surpassing 310, aiming for 400+ victories. Urges Odisha's backing for a BJP government. Criticizes Naveen Patnaik, emphasizes job..
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Jagannath a 'Modi bhakt', says BJP's Puri pick, sparks outrage

BJP's candidate from Puri Lok Sabha constituency Sambit Patra apologizes for calling Jagannath a 'bhakt of Modi' during a campaign trip. Opposition demands apology, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik criticizes..
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Row over Sambit Patra's 'Lord Jagannath bhakt of PM Modi' remark, he clarifies

The Bhartiya Janata Party's Sambit Patra landed in huge controversy on Monday after calling Lord Jagannath a 'bhakt' (devotee) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Patra, who is the BJP candidate from Puri..
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BJP will make a son or daughter of the soil as Odisha chief minister: PM Modi at poll rally in Angul

PM Modi, speaking at a public rally in Angul, announced that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins in Odisha, they will appoint a chief minister from the local community. He criticized the current..
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Lok Sabha election 2024 phase 5: Voting to take place in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, 8 other states

The fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 49 constituencies across states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Odisha will also impact Naveen Patnaik's electoral fate and NDA's stronghold. Prominent..
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Naveen has taken Odisha back by 50 years: Amit Shah

Amit Shah criticizes Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik for setting the state back 50 years. Shah accuses Naveen of hindering Ram Utsav attendance and misusing Modi's rice aid. V K Pandian hints BJP will regress..
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Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi in Odisha, stays silent on Naveen Patnaik

Rahul Gandhi criticizes Modi and corporate favoritism, vows to protect Constitution. Mentions V K Pandian, Odisha's districts, and BJP-BJD relations. Advocates for reservation, public sector, and..
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PM Modi doesn't remember his pledges, taunts Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responded strongly to Prime Minister Modi's accusation, highlighting various issues and promises made by Modi towards Odisha. Patnaik criticized Modi for forgetting..
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Modi mounts direct attack on Odisha CM for first time in ’24 polls, Naveen hits back

Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly targets Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, questioning his leadership and knowledge of the state's districts. Modi advocates for a change in leadership and..
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BJP won't win in Odisha even in next 10 years, says CM Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik confidently dismisses PM Modi's claims, assuring BJD's continued governance in Odisha. PM Modi challenges Patnaik's knowledge of Odisha districts and criticizes his leadership abilities,..
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PM Modi challenges CM Naveen Patnaik to name Odisha districts, capitals without help

PM challenges Odisha CM in Kandhamal, pledges to boost Shri Ratna Bhandar's image, emphasizes tourism prospects. References forthcoming elections involving BJD, BJP, and Congress, along with the..
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Will quit politics if CM doesn't return to power, says Pandian; dares Pradhan to do so if BJP loses

V K Pandian challenges Dharmendra Pradhan, vowing to retire if Naveen Patnaik loses. The confrontation intensified during campaigning in Odisha, with mentions of various political figures and the..
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Will quit politics if Naveen Patnaik fails to become Odisha CM again: BJD leader VK Pandian


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Keep dreaming, says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik as aide sets June 9 date

The clip released by BJD shows Pandian, who quit the bureaucracy last Oct to join politics, engaging Naveen in conversation with an inquisitive tone, "BJP is saying they will form the govt in Odisha?"..
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BJP CM will take oath in Odisha on June 10: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday predicted Naveen Patnaik's uninterrupted run since 2000 will end on June 10, when a BJP CM will take oath, evoking sharp reactions from the ruling BJD leaders...
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'Odisha needs a CM who ...': PM Modi takes a dig at Naveen Patnaik

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendr Modi declared that the BJD government's tenure will come to an end on June 4, coinciding with the announcement of the assembly election results. In what seemed to be a..
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If CM has age and health issues, he should give responsibility to one of Odisha’s citizens, rather than an employee: Pradhan

Pradhan emphasizes trust in PM Modi for India's growth. Criticizes Naveen Patnaik's governance failures and lack of democratic principles. Advocates for Odisha's development and restoration of Odia..
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VK Pandian: Rahul Gandhi won't know much about marriage

V K Pandian discusses CM Naveen Patnaik's immense popularity, responds to BJP's criticism, questions BJP leaders' commitment to 'Odia asmita', and emphasizes BJD's focus on youth empowerment and good..
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Modi, Naveen Patnaik are ‘partners’, working only for billionaires, says Rahul Gandhi


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In Odisha, Rahul Gandhi's 'Pandian' dig at CM Naveen Patnaik

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi of favoring Delhi billionaires and alleged Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik serves only elites. At a rally in Kendrapara, he claimed BJP and BJD collaborate behind..
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Amit Shah targets Naveen government, calls his tenure Odisha’s ‘lost years’

Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s governance, describing his uninterrupted tenure since 2000 as the “lost years”. Addressing an..
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Dharmendra Pradhan’s potshot at Naveen Patnaik ‘double conch’ clip sparks lungi ladai

The lungi, a simple garment favored by numerous Indian men for home wear, has taken on a new significance following the circulation of a video featuring Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. In the video, he..
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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to contest from two assembly seats

Naveen Patnaik contests from Kantabanji in addition to Hinjili. 5th list reveals BJD candidates in Western Odisha, including turncoats, dropped MLAs, and women candidates. Patnaik aims to secure..
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I will try my best to wrest Puri assembly seat from BJP: BJD nominee Sunil Mohanty

Sunil Mohanty, son of BJD heavyweight, debuts in Puri politics. Aiming to continue Naveen Patnaik's work, focus on tourism, and boost infrastructure development for the constituency.
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'The Master': This class 5 passout makes netas feel they're a cut above the rest

Giridhari Barik, the renowned tailor in Odisha, has crafted bespoke clothes for politicians and various personalities for 40 years. From Biju Babu to CM Naveen Patnaik, his clientele includes a wide..
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Lekhasri, BJP leader and bitter critic of Naveen Patnaik, joins BJD

Ex-BJP critic Lekhasri joins BJD, may contest Balasore LS. Naveen Patnaik praised. BJP unaffected by her exit. BJD and BJP field turncoats in several seats for elections.
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Sai joins BJP; 5th BJD MLA to switch to saffron camp

Odisha MLA Ramesh Chandra Sai's move from BJD to BJP marks the fifth legislator to switch parties under CM Naveen Patnaik's leadership. The shift also includes two MPs. Sai cited personal reasons for..
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3-time ex-Congress MLA Surendra Bhoi joins BJD in Odisha

Former Congress MLA Surendra Singh Bhoi joined BJD and may contest for Balangir Lok Sabha seat against BJP's Sangeeta Singhdeo. He praised CM Naveen Patnaik's leadership.
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