Naveen Patnaik contested from seats for the first time on this meeting election – Hinjili, his home turf in south Odisha from where he has been winning considering 2000, and Bijepur in west Odisha.
NEW DELHI: Naveen Patnaik, leader Minister of Odisha, is in search of a report 5th term in office as his birthday celebration, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), faces an aggressive BJP – a former ally – which has made inroads into the coastal kingdom. The seventy two-12 months-antique, certainly one of India’s longest-serving leader ministers, is assured, having even invited top Minister Narendra Modi to his swearing-ceremony as the country was within the center of vote casting for both the countrywide and meeting elections.
Mr Patnaik contested from two seats for the primary time in this assembly election – Hinjili, his domestic turf in south Odisha from where he has been triumphing since 2000, and Bijepur in west Odisha.
within the run-as much as the elections, Mr Patnaik battled raging rumours over his fitness; the prime Minister, at a public assembly inside the state, stated the Odisha authorities was taking “10 minutes to stroll 10 steps” in an apparent dig on the leader Minister.
A health video – the septuagenarian become seen doing cardio, lifting weights – was seen because the moderate-mannered leader Minister’s try and silence warring parties and detractors as he signed off with a “on the brink of combat for the human beings of Odisha” message on the end of the video.
The chief Minister, as soon as a part of the BJP-led countrywide Democratic Alliance among 1998 and 2009, continues that he’s “equidistant” from that birthday celebration as well as the Congress. Claiming that no celebration gets a majority within the national elections, Mr Patnaik has stated that he’ll aid any birthday celebration or coalition that helps the development of Odisha, specially in the aftermath of the monster cyclone Fani that killed sixty four humans and left a trail of destruction in the kingdom.
unlike some of his counterparts – former and gift – in different states, Naveen Babu, as he’s fondly referred to as, has stated that he has no “countrywide aims” and is content to “live in Odisha”.