Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister of odisha Navven Pattnaik inducts 10 new Minister in his team in which 6 cabinet and 4 state rank. On Sunday, at Raj Vawan, Governor SC Jamir administered the oath to Prafulla Mallick, Ramesh Chandra Majhi, Digapahandi MLA Surjya Narayan Patro, Sonepur MLA and former Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari, Pratap Jena, Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty, Bhubaneswar (Jayadev) MLA Sashi Bhushan Behera and Bhandaripokhari MLA Prafulla Samal as the cabinet ministers.
Parjang MLA Dr. Nrushingha Charan Sahoo, Bhograi MLA Ananta Das Ananta Das, Cuttack Sadar MLA Chandrasarathi Behera and Bhatli MLA Sushanta Singh took oath as the MoS in Naveen government.
Notably, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Steel & Mines, Labour & Employees’ State Insurance Prafulla Kumar Mallik and Minister of State (Independent Charge), Commerce & Transport Ramesh Chandra Majhi have been elevated to Cabinet minister rank. After taking oath ministers thanks to Cm Naveen Pattnaik. However, Karanjia M.L.A Bijay Nayak, who was scheduled to be sworn-in as the MoS, was dropped from the list at last minute. The distribution of portfolios would be declared later in the day, said sources.