'Prabhu Jagannath Is Bhakt Of Modi': BJP's Sambit Patra Stirs Controversy, Calls It Slip Of Tongue After Odisha CM Hits Out (VIDEO)

'Prabhu Jagannath Is Bhakt Of Modi': BJP's Sambit Patra Stirs Controversy, Calls It Slip Of Tongue After Odisha CM Hits Out (VIDEO)

Though the comment looked more like a slip of tongue rather than a deliberate provoking, several handles on social media platform X and even the Odisha Congress was quick to attack Sambit Patra over his comment.

Rahul MUpdated: Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 08:22 AM IST
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The Odisha Congress and CM Naveen Patnaik (BJD) hit out at BJP leader Sambit Patra for calling "Lord Jagannath a devotee of PM Modi." Though the comment looked more like a slip of tongue rather than an attempt to deliberately provoke, the Odisha Congress was quick to attack Sambit Patra over his comment. PM Modi on Monday had visited Lord Srijagannath Temple in Puri. Patra in his defense called the incident "a slip of tongue."

In a comment made in Odia language, Sambit Patra, talking to a reporter apparently got carried away when he made the remark. He also said that PM Modi visiting the temple was a special day for the people of Odisha and that "he was unable to control his emotions."

However, the Congress and several handles took to X and raised objection to the comment made by the BJP leader.

"According to Sambit Patra - "Modi's bhakt is Jagannath".. It's a direct attack on Odia Asmita...... We want Sambit to apologies with folded hands in front of National Media and Each and every citizen of Odisha. It's very derogatory... You should mind your language," said Odisha Congress in its post on X.

In a new development, BJP leader Sambit Patra, reacted to the video and apologised for the 'slip of tongue',taking to twitter Sambit posted a video and said 'For this mistake, I apologize at the feet of Lord Sri Jagannath.'

Earlier on Monday (May 20), Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Odisha and also prayed at the Odisha's Lord Jagannath Temple (Lord Srijagannath in Puri).

"I prayed to Lord Srijagannath in Puri. May His blessings always be upon us and guide us to reach new heights of progress," said PM Modi in his post on X and shared picture from his visit to the temple.

PM Modi also addressed two public meetings in Dhenkanal and Cuttack in Odisha. Odisha is witnessing the Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously and PM Modi is going all out to give the BJP a chance against Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik led BJD.

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