Bhubaneswar: #eOdisaOg – A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi brushed off speculations of contesting form Puri Lok Sabha constituency in 2019 elections terming them as a figment of media’s imagination, party’s MLA from Padampur in Odisha, Pradip Purohit today said that there is a 90 per cent chance that the PM will join the fray for Puri LS seat in the upcoming elections.
Speaking to reporters, Purohit said “When Modiji started his political campaign after being selected as the party’s PM candidate, he first came to Puri. After successfully becoming the Prime Minister, he again toured the pilgrim city to seek Lord Jagannath’s blessings. Be it Railways or any other sectors, he has given maximum focus to Odisha and the State is an integral part of his ‘look east’ agenda.”
Saying that the possibility of his candidature cannot be completely ruled out, Purohit said “The PM contested the last elections from Varanasi which is a prominent pilgrim site. Puri too, is a major pilgrimage destination and the PM loves the town. I would say that there is 90 per cent chance he may contest from Puri.” Src – OTV