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Puri, July 16: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, July 16 visited Jagannath temple in Puri in Odisha. The CM also met BJP workers in the state. The Gujarat CM arrived in Bhubaneshwar in a chartered flight and then headed towards Puri to meet the seer, Puri Shankaracharya.

Speaking about Modi's visit to the temple, one BJP leader was quoted as saying, "(The Gujarat CM's) Odisha visit is totally non-political. He will seek the blessings of Lord Jagannath. He is a devotee of the Lord and used to perform the 'chhera pahanra' (sweeping of the chariots) for the car festival in Ahmedabad."

Modi in Puri, visits Jagannath temple

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters as he arrives for darshan at the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri.

Modi arrives at Bhubaneswar airport

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi waves hand on his arrival at Bhubaneswar airport on Tuesday.

Modi waves hand on his arrival in Bhubaneswar

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi waves hand on his arrival at Bhubaneswar airport on Tuesday.

BJP supporters wear Modi mask

BJP supporters wear face mask of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during his arrival at Bhubaneswar airport on Tuesday.

Modi at Jagannath temple

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at Jagannath temple in Puri on Tuesday.

Modi at Jagannath temple in Puri

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati during a visit to Jagannath temple in Puri on Tuesday.

Modi arrives for darshan at the Lord Jagannath temple

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters as he arrives for darshan at the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri on Tuesday.

During his interaction with BJP workers, leaders, Modi thanked the people of Odisha for their contribution to the progress of Gujarat.

"Today in the progress of Gujarat, there is not even a single district of Odisha from where my Oriya brothers have not worked hard for the progress of Gujarat. I thank all my Oriya brothers from the heart for having contributed to the progress of Gujarat," Modi said, speaking in Oriya while reading out from a paper.

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