Bhubaneswar: Several Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs have started receiving phone calls to be sworn in as ministers in Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet on Sunday.
According to sources, Naveen Patnaik led Odisha government will have 13 Cabinet Ministers and eight Ministers of State (Independent Charge).
The new ministers will take oath at Raj Bhawan at 11.45 on Sunday.
Jagannath Saraka, Niranjan Pujari, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Pramila Mallick, Usha Devi, Prafulla Kumar Mallick, Pratap Keshari Deb, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Pradip Kumar Amat, Naba Kisore Das, Ashok Chandra Panda, Tukuni Sahu and Rajendra Dholakia are likely to take oath as Cabinet Ministers.
They have been informed over the phone from the CMO to remain present to take the oath of office as Cabinet Ministers.
Ministers of State (Independent charges)
Similarly, Samir Ranjan Dash, Ashwini Kumar Patra, Pritiranjan Ghadei, Srikanta Sahu, Tusharkanti Behera, Rohit Pujari, Rita Sahu and Basanti Hembram are likely to take oath as Ministers of State.