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Cabinet reshuffle in Odisha, ministers to take oath on Sunday

Cabinet reshuffle in Odisha, ministers to take oath on Sunday

BHUBANESHWAR: The ministers in the Naveen Patnaik led BJD-ministry in Odisha resigned, and a new cabinet will be sworn in on Sunday..

According to the New Indian Express, the Chief Minister Patnaik completed 23 years in office. At this juncture, he wanted to reshuffle his ministry, to give it new look prior to the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in 2024. Analysts have said that all the ministers being asked to quit was a first in the political history of the state,

More than six of the 20 resigned ministers are likely to be droped from the new cabinet, according to the sources from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal was informed about the swearing in ceremony to be held at Lok Seva Bhavan, the state secretariat on Sunday.

"The new ministers will take the oath of office at 11.45 am at a function to be held at the Convention Centre on the premises of the Lok Seva Bhavan on Sunday," a highly placed source in the Raj Bhavan said.

The ministers had all submitted their letters of resignation by 7 pm on Saturday to the CM, following which certain ministers received calls informing them to be prepared for the swearing in ceremony that will take place on Sunday.

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