Stressing that between service and power, the former is the way to get closer to people, the BJD President said: "It is indeed a noble quality. One can win the heart of people by service. Thus, serve people and make space in their hearts."
There is no value of power, prestige and property against the love of people, Patnaik said.
The Chief Minister said that his party, in the last 20 years, has engineered a "social revolution" and also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the people of Odisha for their love and affection and giving him the opportunity to serve them.
Recollecting his joining electoral politics when he was first elected as an MP from Aska in 1997, Patnaik said: "My life has been dedicated in the service of Odisha and its people since the beginning of my political career."
On the other hand, opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) targeted the regional party, saying that it has engrossed in loot since last 17 years.
"The Chief Minister indirectly accepted that BJD politicians were engrossed in loot. After 20 years of failure, the state government is now asking people for another chance but will not get one," said Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram.
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