Insight Bureau: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will effect a major Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow. All Ministers have already resigned from the Ministry. The new Ministers may take oath at around 11:45 AM tomorrow.
Surjya Narayan Patro, who resigned as the Speaker, may not take any post due to health concerns.
Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Badri Narayan Patra, Pratap Deb, Pradip Amat, Ashwini Patra, Pritiranjan Ghadei, may take oath as the new Ministers. Names of Basanti Hembram and Latika Pradhan are also doing the rounds.
Among the young faces, Rohit Pujari may be inducted into Team Naveen. Rajendra Dholakia may get the nod.
Some big surprise names include Rita Sahu.
Odisha Assembly may get a Woman Speaker – either Usha Devi or Pramila Mallick.
Controversial Ministers Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra, Pratap Jena, Arun Sahoo and Bikram Keshari Arukha may not be repeated. Premananda Nayak may not get the nod, it’s being speculated.
Some non-performers like Padmini Dian, Raghunandan Das, and Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi may not get the nod again.