Odisha’s First BJP Government Faces Swearing-in Delay

The swearing-in ceremony for Odisha's first BJP government has been postponed to June 12 due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's schedule. Speculation surrounds the selection of the new chief minister, with Suresh Pujari emerging as a potential contender. The BJP won a majority of seats in the recent Assembly elections.


PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: 09-06-2024 14:31 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 14:31 IST
Odisha’s First BJP Government Faces Swearing-in Delay
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The scheduled swearing-in for Odisha's inaugural BJP government has been delayed from June 10 to June 12, as confirmed by party leaders Jatin Mohanty and Vijaypal Singh Tomar on Sunday. The postponement is attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitments, including his own swearing-in ceremony and meetings with party MPs.

Originally slated for June 10, the decision to reschedule was announced after Modi's commitments became clear. During the campaign, Modi had promised the ceremony for June 10, a date initially confirmed by BJP state president Manmohan Samal.

Suspense looms over the new chief minister, with senior BJP leader and newly elected MLA Suresh Pujari heading to New Delhi, sparking rumors of his potential candidacy. Pujari, elected from Brajarajnagar, is believed to be in discussions with central leadership. The final decision on the chief minister will be made by BJP's parliamentary board.

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