Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him for the spectacular victory of BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking to news agency ANI Naveen said his party would maintain constructive relation with the Centre for the development of State.
According to Patnaik's office, PM Modi too congratulated the Odisha CM for Biju Janata Dal's (BJD) phenomenal victory in the state assembly elections.
BJD won 114 out of a total of 146 seats in Odisha. Modi had earlier taken to Twitter to congratulate the Odisha CM.
Modi tweeted in regional language Odia to convey his best wishes to Chief Minister Patnaik, saying, "Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very best for the next term..."
BJP has won 20 seats in the Assembly election in the state making it the second largest party.
In the Lok Sabha elections too, BJD is leading on 12 seats in the state while the BJP is leading on nine out of a total of 21 seats.
Thank you PM @narendramodi ji for your wishes on @bjd_odisha’s spectacular performance in #OdishaElections2019. Congratulate #NDA and @BJP4India for the huge victory in #LokSabhaElections2019. Look forward to working together for the people of #Odisha.— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 23, 2019
Earlier today, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulated the Odisha CM on his party Biju Janata Dal’s landslide victory in the Assembly elections.