BJP-BJD ties buzz amplifies as PM Modi calls Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik ‘mitra’

PM Narendra Modi’s trip to Odisha on Saturday fueled speculation about a potential alliance between BJD and BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. This speculation intensified as both he and CM Naveen Patnaik exhibited unusual camaraderie during an event at IIM Sambalpur. Despite the aggressive approach of state BJP leaders towards Naveen, the central leadership has maintained a softer stand.