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About Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik is the Chief Minister of Orissa, India.

Professional Biography

As a politician

As Chief Minister of Orissa

As Orissa Chief Minister - 3rd term

On May 21, 2009, he was sworn in as CM of Orissa for the third consecutive term.

In March 2010, the Orissa Chief Ministers Office (CMO) received an e-mail allegedly sent by Maoists that carried a threat to blow up Naveen Patnaik's residence. Orissa Police have beefed up security for Patnaik and other important targets of Maoists following a threatening mail received.

The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee charged the Naveen Patnaik-led government in Orissa of plundering the states mineral wealth to the tune of over Rupees three-lakh crores.

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Naveen Patnaik invited Tata Motors Chairman Ratan Tata to set up his Nano project in Orissa.

Home Minister Shivraj Patil wrote a letter to Patnaik to review the situation and take effective measures to control violent and disruptive activities in the State.

Naveen Patnaik criticized Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi for neglecting Odisha when it was hit by cyclone Phailin in 2013. Addressing a women's rally in Ganjam district, Patnaik targetted both Congress and BJP. He added that Odisha has been suffering huge financial loss because of Centre's love for mine owners. Mar 5, 2014

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meets Prime Minister - seeks special package
Naveen Patnaik met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought special package for Odisha

Chandrababu Naidu to take oath on June 8 at 7.21 pm
Galaxy of VVIPs and VIP are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the TDP president and Chief Minister designate Nara Chandrababu Naidu

TDP president Chandrababu Naidu to invite Prime Minister Modi for oath taking ceremony
Telugu Desam Party president and Chief Minister designate Nara Chandrababu Naidu is inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with a galaxy of leaders for the oath taking ceremony

Andhra Pradesh News on March 27, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 27, 2014

Naveen Patnaik refuses to offer support to UPA
Congress will not seek support of BJD says Union Minister Srikant Jena

Jagdish Tytler and Niranjan Patnaik file counter FIR against Naveen Patnaik and Police
Over 260 people were injured in the Thursday's violence

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reshuffles his cabinet
Five dropped from the cabinet making way to nine new ministers

PA Sangma named his daughters after British Novelist Agatha Christie
NDA candidate PA Sangma reveals naming his daughters after British Novelist Agatha Christie.

Govt. backs Pranab, says he resigned from ISI on June 20
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday rubbished former Lok Sabha speaker and BJP-backed presidential contestant P. A. Sangma's claims that UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee is still the chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).

Khurshid asks Patnaik to stop blame game and back Pranab
A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accused Pranab Mukherjee of buying the support of parties for presidential poll votes through large sums of money in select states as the finance minister, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday asked the former to accept reality and support United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate in the race to Raisina Hill.

Sangma begins campaign from Assam, asks all parties to back him
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma on Saturday appealed to the leaders of all political parties to vote for him in the election for the post of President of India.

Sangma files nomination, to begin campaign trail from Saturday (Update)
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who filed his nomination papers for the presidential election here on Thursday, expressed his gratitude to the leaders of various political outfits for their support, and added that he would begin his campaign from Saturday.

Sangma files nomination for presidential poll
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed contestant P.A. Sangma filed his nomination for the 2012 presidential election here on Thursday.

Sangma's son thanks Patnaik for proposing his father's name
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's son Conrad Sangma has expressed his gratitude to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for lending support to his father.

Prez poll: Sangma to meet Jagan in jail
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who has off late been appealing to the leaders of various political outfits to back his candidature in the race for Raisina Hill, is expected to meet YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy in jail and seek his support.

'P.A. Sangma has failed in state politics': Meghalaya CM
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has called former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma a failure in state politics.

Raisina Hill race: Delighted Sangma thanks BJP for support
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma on Thursday expressed his heartiest gratitude to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for extending their support to him in the upcoming presidential election.

BJP backs Sangma for Prez poll
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday backed former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the presidential poll.

Prez poll: Jayalalithaa appeals to other parties to back Sangma
A day after P.A. Sangma quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to participate in the race for Raisina Hill without any diktat, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday made an appeal to leaders of various political outfits to back the former Lok Sabha speaker for the coveted post of President of India.

NCP accepts Sangma's resignation
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has finally bowed down to the compulsions of coalition dharma and accepted former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's resignation.

Prez poll candidature row: Upset Sangma quits NCP
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who is determined to contest the presidential poll as a candidate of the Tribal Forum of India, has quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on the ground that his self-respect should be protected.

Raisina Hill race: NCP confident of Sangma supporting Pranab
Despite P.A. Sangma remaining defiant over contesting the presidential poll as a candidate of the Tribal Forum of India, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader D.P. Tripathi on Tuesday expressed confidence about the former Lok Sabha speaker supporting UPA nominee and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the post of President of India.

Confusion lingers on consensus-based president for India
A plethora of nominees and disagreements within political parties continues to be the order of the day in wisely choosing the 13th President of India.

Defiant Sangma seeks Pawar's support, says still in race as tribal candidate
Former Lok Sabha speaker and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma on Sunday reiterated that he was still in the fray for the presidential poll as a tribal candidate, and said that he would appeal to his party boss Sharad Pawar to back him in the race for Raisina Hill.

Food Security Bill should not cap benefits of poor, says Patnaik
Expressing disappointment with certain aspects of the draft Food Security Bill, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the Central Government should not cap the benefits of the poor people in the proposal.

Maoist violence in Orissa, Jharkhand disheartening: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has voiced his disappointment over the high level of Maoist violence in Orissa and Jharkhand.

BJD MLA shot dead by suspected Maoists in Orissa
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jagabandhu Majhi and his personal security officer were on Saturday shot dead by suspected Maoists at a public meeting in Orissa's Nawarangpur District.

Orissa flood victims slam government's apathy
Flood victims in Kendrapada district, Orissa, on Saturday criticised the state government for not being able to provide medical and relief aid.

District admin decides to ban children's partaking in Posco protest: Navin Patnaik
Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik has said the decision to ban the participation of children in an anti-Posco protest was taken at the district administration level.

Swami Agnivesh joins POSCO land acquisition protest in Orissa
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Saturday extended his support to villagers in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district to protest the forceful acquisition of their lands for the 12 billion dollar POSCO steel project.

Orissa wants additional security forces to counter Maoists
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has called upon the Union Home Ministry to substantially increase financial assistance for security related infrastructure for the state to contain and prevent Left Wing Extremism (LWE) violence.

Naxal violence 'unacceptable': Chidambaram
Offering the Centre's full support to the Governments of Orissa and Chhattisgarh to face the challenge of left wing extremism through the two pronged strategy of development and police action, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said Naxal violence is 'unacceptable'.

Opposition to Posco plant in Orissa
Eight police personnel were taken hostage near Orissa's Paradip town on Saturday by a group of locals, who are opposing the Rs. 52,000 crore Posco steel plant.

Orissa CM to withdraw cases against tribals booked on Maoists charges by June
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured Maoist mediators that cases against tribals and some others, who had been lodged in jails on charges of Maoist activities, would be withdrawn by June.

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