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Modi assures Patnaik of Centre's complete cooperation

Modi assures Patnaik of Centre's complete cooperation

New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Naveen Patnaik, who took oath as Odisha chief minister for a fifth consecutive term, and assured him of the Centre's complete cooperation in the state's progress.Patnaik, the Biju Janata Dal president, took the oath in a grand ceremony in Bhubaneswar."Congratulations to Shri Naveen Patnaik Ji on taking oath as Odisha's Chief Minister. Best wishes to him and his team in fulfilling the people's aspirations. I assure complete cooperation from the Centre in working for Odishas progress," Modi tweeted.The BJD, which won 112 seats in the 147-member Assembly in the recently concluded elections, held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls, has been in power in Odisha since 2000. PTI NAB KR KR DVDV