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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Biju Pattnaik airport, in Bhubaneswar.

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External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj along with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, releasing a postal stamp on Indian maritime civilisation during the inauguration of International seminar on India and Indian Ocean in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat shows the Budget 2015-16 to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik before its presentation in the Assembly in Bhubaneswar.

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BJD's Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh takes oath as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a meeting with other officials at the Secretariat in Bhubaneswar.

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The face BJD MP Jay Panda in Delhi

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Orissa chief minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik at a rally in New Delhi

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BJP senior leader LK Advani with Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Ramvilas Paswan in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley and Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik at a meeting in New Delhi.

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Narendra Modi meeting Odhisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi.

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Naveen Patnaik takes oath of office and secrecy as Chief Minister of Odisha during a ceremony at Rajbhawan in Bhubaneswar.

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Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik submitting his claim to form the next government to Governor S C Jamir at Governor's house in Bhubaneswar.

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Bollywood actress and BJP's newly elected member Hema Malini receives certificate of win in Lok Sabha elections from the District Magistrate at a counting centre in Mathura.

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Naveen Patnaik being garlanded after the BJD swept the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Odisha, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik shows his inked finger after casting his vote in Bhubaneswar.

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Sweat it out Naveen Patnaik is going it alone and it’s not going to be a cakewalk

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Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik along with Party leaders release election manifesto for 2014 general elections at Party office in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Berhampur during his campaign for the upcomming elections.

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Odisha Chief minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik giving sweets to Congress leader and leader of opposition Bhupinder Singh after he joined the BJD in Bhubaneswar.

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Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde along with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a exhibition at NDRF training centre in Cuttack.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik pays floral tribute to Biju Patnaik at the party's 16th foundation day celebration in Bhubaneswar.

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BJD MP Baijayant Panda starts his chopper loaded with relief packets for marooned villagers of flood affected Kendrapada district, in Odisha.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, during Biju Janata Dal (BJD) rally seeking special category status to Odisha in Delhi.

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Biju Janata Dal workers and MLAs organize a motorcycle rally and Padayatra as a part of BJD's campaign for special status category for Odisha, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik being garlanded by employees of Public Works Department after their demands were accepted by him in Bhubaneswar.

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Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during his election campaign in Bhubaneswar.

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Biju Janata Dal MLAs stage a silent protest against UPA's Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with 4 NCP MLAs Ramachandra hansda(L), Nabin Nanda(2nd L), Amar Satpathy ( 2nd R) and Prashanta Nanda (R) of Odisha assembly after they joined Biju Janata dal at Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar.

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File photo of Odisha ministers Sanjib Sahu (L) and Anjali Behera being sacked by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

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File photo of MLAs Bibuti Balwant Rai (R) and Prabath Biswal who were suspended from BJD by party president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

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Rajya Sabha MP Pyari Mohapatra speaks to media after being suspended by party president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is received by employees at the state Secretariat in Bhubaneswar as he resumed office after his return from London.

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Eleven years on, ORISSA CM NAVEEN PATNAIK faces a coup, and when he’s away in the UK; 24 MLAs team with ex-aide P.M. Mohapatra, plans afoot to break the BJD.

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Villagers carry BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka after being freed by Maoists at Koraput on after 33 days of captivity.

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BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka with his wife Kaushalya at Balipeta village after he was freed by Maoists in Koraput after 33 days of captivity.

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BJD MLAs along with party youths sit on silent dharna in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Bhubaneswar appealing Maoists to release MLA Jhinna Hikaka. Maoists said that they would release Hikaka on April 26.

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File photo of the abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka with his wife and children.The BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka was abducted by the Maoists on March 24, near Korapu in Odisha. The Maoist who abducted Jhina Hikaka said they would organise a people's court on April 25 to take a final decision on his release. According to a report issued to the media in Koraput, the Maoists rejected the Naveen Patnaik government's decision to withdraw cases against 13 persons. The Maoists said that the government should accept their demand for withdrawal of cases against 29 persons and not 13 as it had decided in order to ensure the release of Mr. Hikaka.

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Orissa hostage crisis at new bend, one Italian released but Laxmipur BJD MLA JHINA HIKAKA abducted. Talks fizzle, reports of bickering among AP-Oriya Maoists.

File photo of the abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka with his wife and children.The BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka was abducted by the Maoists on March 24, near Korapu in Odisha.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addressing the press after a high level meeting regarding the abduction of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka, at the state assembly in Bhubaneswar.

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A combo image shows the vehicle of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka lying at road side at Tayaput from where Maoists abducted him, near Korapu and the inset photo of the BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka. Maoists abducted the tribal MLA adding to the woes of the Orissa government which is trying to resolve the 10-day-old Italian hostage crisis.

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Biju Janata Dal members take part in a rally to protest against the recent fuel price hike in Cuttack.

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Supporters of BJD garland party President and Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during celebration of the party's 14th foundation day in Bhubaneswar.

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BJD workers greet Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik with a garland after the CM completes 10 years in the office, during a function in Bhubaneswar.

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Many said that when Pappu's BJD broke up with the BJP, the party was over for the latter. They may well have been right.

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Naveen Patnaik was today sworn in as Orissa Chief Minister for the third consecutive term, heading a 21-member ministry of BJD, the first ever regional party to come to power on its own in the state.

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Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Chief Minister of Orissa state Naveen Patnaik leaves for a meeting with the press in Bhubaneshwar, after his party’s victory in the state.

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