Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has said that Bayjanta Panda(Jay Panda) is in a hurry to replace me as chief minister. He also blamed Jay Panda for circulating misinformation about his health.

Patnaik, in an interview to NDTV, has said that Jay Panda is spreading this kind rumor for his personal political ambition. He is in a hurry to replace me, he added.

Video showing Naveen working out in his gym went viral recently. That was an attempt to dispel the rumors that he is not well.

Contrary to the claims of Jay Panda that he is a founder member of BJD, Naveen said he was not a founder member of the party. He joined the party when he was made a candidate for Rajaya Sabha.