Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wanted to know about BJP’s Chief Minister candidate for Odisha.
Addressing an election rally in Daspalla under Kandhamal parliamentary constituency, Patnaik asked the crowd, “Who’s the BJP CM candidate? From which constituency, BJP CM candidate is contesting.”
Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, Patnaik questioned is BJP scared to announce its CM candidate?
“During natural disasters like Phailin, Hudhud and Titli, the ‘Delhi engine’ came to Andhra Pradesh and not to Odisha. But it comes to you at the time of election and shouts. After the election he will not be seen further,” said Patnaik in an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“So, where is the second engine here,” Patnaik asked the crowd. He assured the crowd that he has been with them at the time of natural disasters and would continue to do so till his last breath.
Kandhamal parliamentary constituency will go to polls in the second phase on April 18.