Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 26:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who chose not to attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday, congratulated the new Prime Minister of India.
Patnaik, in a letter, wished Modi and hoped that the country will develop rapidly underhis leadership.
Even though several leaders of the country attended the swearing in ceremony of Modi, Patnaik preferred to remain in the state to participate in the election of Speaker of state Assembly. State Finance Minister Pradip Amat represented the Chief Minister of Odisha at the swearing in ceremony.