Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made a resounding statement in the Assembly on Friday, dispelling concerns and criticisms regarding his health. In a show of vitality, the CM walked confidently alongside the newly-elected Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly, Pramila Malik, to congratulate her on becoming the first woman to hold this esteemed position.
Naveen’s surefooted stride up the podium marked a stark contrast to recent health-related speculations. After extending his wishes to the Speaker, the CM returned to his seat in the treasury bench, unassisted.
Once the members of the Odisha Legislative Assembly settled in their seats, CM Naveen Patnaik addressed the House with poise and vigor. His presence on the first day of the monsoon session left opposition leaders with little to question about his health.