Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief, Naveen Patnaik, will be sworn-in as Chief Minister on May 29 for a fifth consecutive term after an emphatic win in Odisha Assembly elections, the party said today.
Patnaik has continued his grip over Odisha with his party, BJD, winning 112 Assembly seats in the 147-member House.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has overtaken Congress as the main opposition party by winning 23 seats. Congress has been able to bag only nine seats. In 2014 Assembly elections, BJD had got 117 seats while BJP 10.and Congress had won 16 seats.