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BJD releases Patnaik's exercise video to quell rumours about health


Bhubaneswar, Apr 06: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Friday released a video of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik exercising at his residence.

BJD releases Patnaiks exercise video to quell rumours about health

In the video, the 72-year-old Chief Minister is also seen cycling and lifting dumbbells at Naveen Nivas, his official residence.

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At end of the over two-minute video, Patnaik said, "Getting ready to fight for the people of Odisha." The video is believed to have been released to quell rumours that the Chief Minister is unwell.

It is said by various quarters that the ruling party deliberately released the video keeping in view the rumours over the aging chief minister's health.

In the past too some political rivals of Patnaik had started a rumour that the chief minister was not doing well.

He had to clarify about his health at least twice last year.

On April 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his public meeting at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district without taking any names had said that the Odisha government is taking 10 minutes to walk 10 steps.

The BJD chief is seeking mandate for a fifth time in office. In the last assembly election in 2014, his party had won 117 of the state's 147 assembly seats. In the Lok Sabha, the party has nine of the state's 21 assembly seats.


Bhubaneswar Fact Check
Candidate's Name Party Result Vote Vote Share Margin
Prasanna Kumar Patasani BJD Winner 4,39,252 50% 1,89,477
Prithiviraj Harichandan BJP Runner Up 2,49,775 28% 0
Prasanna Kumar Patasani BJD Winner 4,00,472 56% 2,52,760
Santosh Mohanty INC Runner Up 1,47,712 21% 0
Prasanna Kumar Patasani BJD Winner 4,37,762 51% 1,12,279
Soumya Ranjan Patnaik INC Runner Up 3,25,483 38% 0
Prasanna Kumar Patasani BJD Winner 4,14,429 66% 2,33,961
Bibhuti Bhusan Singh Mardaraj INC Runner Up 1,80,468 29% 0
Prasamna Kumar Patasani BJD Winner 3,78,849 58% 1,27,908
Saumya Ranjan Pattanaik INC Runner Up 2,50,941 38% 0
Soumya Ranjan Pattnaik INC Winner 2,98,289 47% 78,419
Sivaji Patnaik CPM Runner Up 2,19,870 35% 0
Shivaji Patnaik CPM Winner 2,14,429 43% 7,981
Manmath Nath Das INC Runner Up 2,06,448 42% 0
Sivaji Patnaik CPM Winner 3,32,005 59% 1,45,346
Bipin Dash INC Runner Up 1,86,659 33% 0
Chintamoni Panigrahi INC Winner 2,37,716 60% 89,854
Sivaji Patnaik CPM Runner Up 1,47,862 37% 0
Chintamani Panigrahi INC(I) Winner 1,87,144 63% 1,32,617
Shivaji Pattanaik CPM Runner Up 54,527 18% 0
Sivaji Patnaik CPM Winner 1,06,960 45% 5,469
Chintamani Panigrahi INC Runner Up 1,01,491 43% 0
Chintamani Panigrahi INC Winner 1,25,646 50% 73,694
Bibudhendra Misra UTC Runner Up 51,952 21% 0
C. Panigrahi INC Winner 79,899 35% 20,731
P. Patnaik CPI Runner Up 59,168 26% 0
Raja Purna Chandra Deo Bhanj INC Winner 83,788 64% 37,494
Prananath Patnaik CPI Runner Up 46,294 36% 0
Nrusinha Charan Samantasinhar INC Winner 86,487 53% 27,348
Ramchandra Ram CPI Runner Up 59,139 36% 0

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