‘Lord Jagannath Bhakt Of PM Modi’: BJP's Sambit Patra Sparks Major Controversy | Watch!

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Published on May 21, 2024 - Duration: 03:30s

‘Lord Jagannath Bhakt Of PM Modi’: BJP's Sambit Patra Sparks Major Controversy | Watch!

Sambit Patra, BJP's Lok Sabha candidate in Odisha's Puri seat, sparked controversy by proclaiming "Lord Jagannath is Modi's devotee" after a rally with PM Modi.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned the statement, calling it an insult to Lord Jagannath and Odia pride.

Patra apologized, citing a "slip of the tongue" due to heat.

The incident underscores the sensitivity of mixing religion and politics.

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Indian politician (born 1974)

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