Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not deserve a second term while Congress president Rahul Gandhi still has to mature, said Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik.
In an exclusive interview with CNN-News18, the Odisha Chief Minister said that Modi has not been successful. During the last five years, there has been no improvement in unemployment, irrigation and railways.
In reply to a question whether Modi deserves another chance as Prime Minister, the Odisha CM said, “I don’t really think so. No.”
Talking about Rahul Gandhi, the BJD chief said that the Congress president still has to mature.
Naveen also opined that a ‘healthy option’ for Rahul Gandhi is to concentrate on one particular State and work for that area for some years.
According to Naveen Patnaik, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was one of the best prime ministers India has had.
Naveen also expressed confidence that the BJD will have a “comfortable majority in this elections”.