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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Bhubaneswar14/2/18;: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s residence in New Delhi.

Naveen, who left for the national capital on a 4-day visit earlier in the day, called on the PM at around 6.30 pm. The meeting lasted for 20 minutes and where the CM has given the recently released book on Biju Patnaik (Naveen’s father and former Odisha Chief Minister) to Modi.

“I met the Prime Minister for 20 minutes and it was a courtesy call. I gave him the recently published book on Biju babu, a biography on Biju babu. And, we discussed on Biju babu for a while,” Naveen told reporters soon after the meeting.

When asked is there any discussion took place on Polavaram issue, the CM said in negative. “There was no discussion of that kind. It was just a courtesy call,” he added.

The meeting, however, has raised many eyebrows and left political observers stunned as the BJP has been blasting the State government over various issues terming Naveen’s BJD has failed to bring development in the State in the last 18 years.

Patnaik had said that he would attend a high-level review meeting in New Delhi on the upcoming men’s World Hockey Cup which is scheduled to be held in Odisha.

 

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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