PM Modi threw a unique challenge at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik: 'Name all the districts and their capital without it.'

Ahead of the first phase of Assembly and Lok Sabha elections 2024 in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and threw a unique challenge at the leader. Addressing a rally in Odisha's Kandhamal, PM Modi asked Naveen Patnaik to name the states' districts and their respective capitals without looking at the paper.

“…I want to challenge 'Naveen Babu' since he has been Chief Minister for so long, ask 'Naveen Babu' to name the districts of Odisha and their respective capitals without looking at the paper. If The Chief Minister can't tell the names of the districts. Will he know your pain?…” PM Modi said while addressing a public rally in Odisha's Kandhamal.

Polling for four Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 assembly constituencies is scheduled for May 13 in Odisha. It will be the fourth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024 and the first phase of Odisha Assembly Elections 2024. Sabha seats and 147 assembly seats

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who supported the Prime Minister Modi-led NDA government on all major issues, was the prime minister's target ahead of the first phase of the Odisha assembly elections. The violent attacks came after failed alliance talks between the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha.

'BJD government's expiry date is near'

Earlier, during an election rally in Odisha's Berhampur, PM Modi said that the expiry date of the BJD government in Odisha is June 4.

“The BJP will form a double-engine government here after the elections. The expiry date of the BJD government is June 4, 2024,” PM Modi said. “A person who lives, understands and takes pride in Odia culture and tradition can help solve Odisha's problems at a faster pace…” he added, intensifying his attacks on Naveen Patnaik. .

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