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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Seven new faces have been inducted in Naveen Patnaik new team that took the oaths of office and secrecy on Sunday.

The new members of the State cabinet are Rajendra Dholakia, Aswini Kumar Patra, Pritiranjan Ghadai, Srikanta Sahu, Rohit Pujari, Rita Sahu and Basanti Hembram.

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While Dholakia has been inducted as a Cabinet Minister, six others have been included as ministers of state (independent) charge.

Meanwhile, nine former Ministers have been retained in the major overhaul on the back of their good performances. They are Niranjan Pujari, Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Tukuni Sahu, Naba Kishore Das, Samir Ranjan Dash, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Ashok Chandra Panda, Jagannath Saraka and Tusharkanti Behera.

Five senior MLAs who were not in the last cabinet were also included in the new team. They are Pramila Mallick, Usha Devi, Pratap Keshari Deb, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and Pradip Kumar Amat.

On the other hand, 10 members of the previous team have been dropped from the new Cabinet. They are Pratap Jena, Dibyashankar Mishra, Arun Kumar Sahoo, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Premananda Nayak, Sushant Singh, Padmanabha Behera, Sudam Marndi, Raghunandan Das and Padmini Dian.
 

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