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A reluctant politician, CM Patnaik’s 25 yrs in public service has set the bar high for others

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has achieved the distinction of completing 25 years in public service. From a reluctant politician to a mass leader who has transformed Odisha into a development laboratory, it has been an incredible journey. A statesman with impeccable integrity, Patnaik has set the bar high for politicians.

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