Odishatv Bureau

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday to discuss issues pertaining to the State.

Briefing the reporters following his visit, Patnaik said, "It was a courtesy visit. I could not meet the Prime Minister in the last two years due to the pandemic, so I met him today."

"We discussed several issues regarding Odisha. I will make another courtesy call to the Home Minister Amit Shah later in the evening and discuss various issues pertaining to the State as well," he added.

While leaving the reporters, Patnaik however made one thing clear that the ensuing Presidential election was not discussed with the PM.