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Lord Jagannath only leader in Odisha: Niranjan

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Puri: There is no leader but Lord Jagannath is the only leader in Odisha, said State PCC President Niranjan Patnaik after visiting Sri Mandir here this morning.

A day after Patnaik was appointed as the OPCC chief by the AICC, he made his visit to Puri yesterday and offered prayer to Lord Jagannath this morning seeking blessings for the party.

“Lord Jagannath is the only leader in Odisha. Odisha remains a poor state because of us. The impossible thing can be possible if people of Odisha and Lord Jagannath wish to change. Congress will try to inform people about the truth,” Patnaik said.

“BJD has been ruling the state in the past 18 years. But the youths, farmers, women, tribals and dalits are all disappointed here today. However, there is no reason to be disappointed any more. We will show them hope. We will win people’s trust and move forward after strengthening the party,” he told media after paying obeisance at the temple.