Vastavam web: BJD president Naveen Patnaik has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of different political parties to his swearing-in ceremony scheduled to be held here on Wednesday, party sources said Monday. Patnaik will take oath as the chief minister for fifth time in a row at 10.30 am on Wednesday. “A special message has been sent to Delhi to invite the Prime Minister for the swearing-in ceremony of the new government in Odisha,” sources in the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) said.
Invitations have also been sent to leaders of different political parties in the state. However, the invite to the prime minister is significant as Patnaik had during election campaign given an open invitation to Modi.
Patnaik at an election meeting at Basta under Balasore Lok Sabha constituency had invited Modi to his swearing-in, after Modi in a public meeting announced that he would again visit Odisha to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the next BJP government in the state.