Newly elected Odisha MLAs take oath

Bhubaneswar: The newly elected members of Odisha Assembly on Thursday took the oath a day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his 20 ministers were sworn-in during a ceremony.

Pro tem Speaker Amar Prasad Satpathy administered the oath to the legislators including Chief Minister Patnaik in the House.

The swearing-in ceremony will continue till 5.00 pm tomorrow in Assembly, said sources.

Notably, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has nominated senior party leader Surjya Narayan Patro for the post of Speaker.