Lucky charm or simply love: Story of CM Naveen Patnaik and his ‘lucky’ chair

Bhubaneswar: Is BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik superstitious? The question sprang to mind after Patnaik openly flaunted his love for the chair, which he has been using since day-one in office in the Odisha Secretariat.

While assuming office as the chief minister for the fifth consecutive term on Wednesday, Patnaik himself termed the chair ‘lucky’. It is the same chair that he has been using since the day he became the chief minister of the State for the first time in the year 2000.

Whatever be the story behind Naveen’s success, the chair that he has been using at the State Secretariat has been indeed lucky for him. Soon after heading to the Secretariat after taking oath as CM for the fifth term yesterday, Patnaik sat on his favourite chair and posed for the photographers.

Patnaik, who was assisted by his two personal security officers, was heard saying ‘lucky chair’ the moment he sat on it and undertook his first official assignment of his 5th term yesterday.