BJP Invites Naveen Patnaik for Historic Odisha Swearing-In Ceremony

The BJP is set to form its first government in Odisha and has invited outgoing chief minister Naveen Patnaik to the swearing-in ceremony on June 12. The ceremony preparations are in full swing, and the invitation has also been extended to key political figures and revered traditions, including Lord Jagannath.


PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: 11-06-2024 17:47 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 17:47 IST
BJP Invites Naveen Patnaik for Historic Odisha Swearing-In Ceremony
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The BJP is on the brink of forming its inaugural government in Odisha, marking a historic milestone for the party in the state.

Outgoing chief minister and BJD president, Naveen Patnaik, has been formally invited to the swearing-in ceremony, which is set for June 12. This momentous event will be marked by traditional and revered practices, as the first invitation was extended to Lord Jagannath at the ancient Puri shrine.

A five-member delegation led by BJP Odisha unit president Manmohan Samal visited Naveen Niwas, Patnaik's residence, to extend the invitation, which Patnaik graciously accepted. Simultaneously, other MLAs went to the Jagannath temple with traditional offerings to seek the Lord's blessings. Various state dignitaries, central ministers, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to attend the grand event in Bhubaneswar, underlining the significance of this landmark occasion for BJP and Odisha.

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