Along with him, a twenty-member council of ministers will also take oath in a swearing-in ceremony at the IDCO exhibition ground in Bhubaneswar at 10:30 AM. Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Patnaik and his council of ministers.
Naveen Patnaik’s new ministry is a mix of experienced and newly-elected legislatures. Out of the 11 cabinet and nine state rank ministers, ten new legislators have been included this time in the council of ministers. Six are among the legislators who retained their ministerial berths.
Party sources said senior legislator and former minister Surya Narayan Patro is likely to be named as the Speaker of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly. Around 7 thousand dignitaries including captains of industries are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony.