‘Odisha needs a CM who …’: PM Modi takes a dig at Naveen Patnaik

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendr Modi declared that the BJD government’s tenure will come to an end on June 4, coinciding with the announcement of the assembly election results. In what seemed to be a veiled criticism of BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik, PM Modi asserted, “Odisha needs a CM who understands Odia language and culture.”