Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the rally of BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will have no impact in the state.
"I think, it (Modi`s rally) will have no impact on the BJD and the people of Odisha," Patnaik said after returning from a four-day tour to the national capital.
He was asked to comment on Modi`s comment about Odisha`s lack of development.
Denouncing Modi`s remark on the state government, BJD`s Vice-President and Health Minister Damodar Rout said, "Modi does not speak the language of a national leader. His statements are nothing but eyewash."
Referring to Modi`s statement that a large number of people from Odisha migrate to Gujarat in search of work, Rout said, "If the people of Odisha refrain going to Gujarat, many spinning mills in that state will close down."