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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 5:

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “acute poverty” remark had generated much political heat in Odisha, the former’s tweet in Odia on the occasion of legendary Biju Patnaik’s birth anniversary today is likely to conciliate his critics for the jibe.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to Biju Patnaik on his 101st birth anniversary and acknowledged his diligence with which he served the society.

Modi took to micro-blogging site to offer his tribute to the former Union Minister.

Patnaik, also known as ‘Sher-e-Utkal’, died in 1997, and was a two-time Chief Minister of Odisha.

Current Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, is the son of the late leader.