Bhubaneswar : Prime minister Narendra Modi did not say anything about the BJD-BJP alliance talk that was going on for about a fortnight after the poll dates were announced. “We maintained a seperate entity in the State”, he said. According to him BJD was giving issue based support to our government. In that matter many other parties have also supported us on various issues,he said.

The PM raised the issue of Odia asmita and said the Odia language was being in danger. He said people of Odisha would not tolerate this for too long.

Stating that Odisha has lot of resources, he said Odisha could have been the richest State. Given a chance to BJP, “Ham isko kahan se kahan pahuncha denge”.