Before swearing-in, Naveen visits Jagannath Temple


Puri: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister designate Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday visited Jagannath Temple in Puri and took the blessings of the deities.

Patnaik is scheduled to take oath as Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth consecutive time on Wednesday.

 “I came to visit Lord Jagannath to offer prayers for the people of Odisha before I take oath as chief minister tomorrow in Bhubaneswar,” Patnaik told reporters.

Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief PK Mohapatra presented a Khandua Pata.