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Naveen Patnaik wins Odisha Assembly Elections 2019

Naveen Patnaik wins Odisha Assembly Elections 2019

Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal chief Naveen Patnaik is set to secure a fifth straight term. The party is on course for another landslide the Assembly elections.

His party the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is poised to secure the majority.

Naveen Patnaik

The son of former chief minister and iconic leader Biju Patnaik, Naveen Patnaik formed the Biju Janata Dal after quitting the Janata Dal in 1997.

He was elected to Parliament from the Aska constituency - the seat held by his father - in 1997 and represented it till 2000.

He also served as Union Minister of Mines in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, before resigning and taking oath as Chief Minister after his party and the BJP won the assembly elections in Odisha.

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