Patnaik challenges PM Modi: BJP’s victory in Odisha unlikely for next decade

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Asserts BJP Will Not Win State in Next 10 Years

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik recently filed his nomination papers for the state Assembly elections, exuding confidence that his party would secure a sixth consecutive term in power. Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims that a “BJP chief minister” would be sworn in on June 10 in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik dismissed the notion, stating that the BJP would not be able to win over the people of Odisha in the next decade.

In a bold statement, Patnaik firmly stated, “Nothing will happen on June 10. BJP will not be able to win the hearts of the people in the next 10 years, forget about June 10.” He reiterated his belief that the BJD would continue to govern Odisha for a sixth term, highlighting the party’s strong standing in the state.

Furthermore, Patnaik questioned the omission of his father, Biju Patnaik, from consideration for the prestigious Bharat Ratna award. Pointing out the numerous brave sons of Odisha, including his father, Patnaik questioned why they were not being recognized for their contributions. He highlighted the recent conferral of the Bharat Ratna to various individuals by the Centre, underscoring the need to acknowledge Odisha’s heroes.

It is clear that Naveen Patnaik is unwavering in his commitment to serving the people of Odisha and ensuring the continued success of the BJD in the state. As the election campaign heats up, Patnaik’s confidence and determination to secure another term in office are evident, setting the stage for a closely contested electoral battle in Odisha.

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