Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has congratulated Naveen Patnaik on being sworn in as Odisha chief minister for a record fifth term, hailing it as an incredible achievement.
Mr Patnaik, who led his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to a landslide victory in the Assembly elections, took oath as the chief minister of Odisha today.
"Congratulations to Naveen Patnaikji on being sworn in as CM of Odisha for a record 5th term. This is indeed an incredible achievement. My best wishes to him and to the people of Odisha," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Mr Patnaik was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ganeshi Lal at the Idco Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar.
Twenty newly-elected BJD lawmakers also took oath as ministers, including 11 of Cabinet rank, at the swearing-in ceremony attended by a host of dignitaries.