Modi clears air on talks of being candidate from Puri


New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Putting to rest all speculation of being a candidate from Puri lok sabha constituency in 2019, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday said that the buzz was just a media creation.

He cleared the air that no such decision has been taken in this regard yet and the speculation was created by media.

In an hour-long interview with news agency ANI, Modi said on the matter that media should get something to discuss and such discussion should go. (Mediawalon ko bhi to kuch kaam milna chahiye…chalta rehta he).

Earlier, it was widely speculated that BJP is mulling to project Modi as a candidate from Puri lok sabha constituency in an aparent bid to increase its seat share in coastal Odisha, which is stronghold of Naveen Patnaik-led BJD.

The Odisha unit of BJP also expressed willingness that Modi should contest from Puri.

The Odisha unit president Basant Panda had said they will place their proposal before party’s parliamentary board.

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