Naveen Patnaik to take oath with 20 ministers

{ Posted on May 20 2009 by }

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After the meeting with M C Bhandare, Governor of the state, Naveen Patnaik is going to be sworn in as chief minister for the third time in a row. It is very likely that he is going to include all the previous ministers in their cabinet seats.It has been informed from highly official sources that today at least 11 cabinet ministers and 9 ministers of state, would take oath in the office with the chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

The cabinet ministers who are likely to assume their post are Prafulla Ghadei, Damodar Rout, Raghunath Mohanty, A U Singhdeo, Prasanna Acharya, Debi Prasad Mishra, Pramila Mallick, Surya Narayan Patro, Prafulla Samal, Bikram Keshari Arukh and Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha.And the ministers of state are the faces like Badri Narayan Patra, Anjali Behera, Pratap Jena, Sanjib Sahoo, Pravin Chandra Bhanjdeo, Pushpendra Singhdeo, Ramesh Majhi, Sarada Nayak and Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak.

The new ministry would constitute a mixture of old and new faces. Prasanna Acharya, Prafulla Samal, Bijay Ranjan Singh Barhia and Bikram Keshari Arukh are the expected new faces. As per constitutional limit Naveen Patnaik would be taking not more than 22 members in his council.

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