Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Thursday to express gratitude to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik for assuring all help in facilitating the lifting of Delhi’s quota of oxygen from the state.
While people of Odisha have appreciated this gesture of Kejriwal, misspelling the state’s name has not gone down well with many.
“Received a call from Shri Naveen Patnaik ji. He has assured complete support to Delhi in facilitating lifting of Delhi’s quota of oxygen from Orissa. He has put a special officer on the job. Thank you so much, sir. Delhi is indeed grateful,” the tweet read.
Here are some reactions to the Delhi CM’s tweet.
“Since 2011… it’s been 10 years … Odisha changed its name from Orissa to Odisha but except inside Odisha have never seen its correct pronunciation or spelling,” wrote a Twitter user.
It’s #ODISHA ଓଡିଶା not orissa….
— Abinash Samal (@samal10abinash) April 22, 2021
It’s #Odisha sir.
At least you should not write it wrong.
— Seshraj Pratihari (@seshraj_) April 22, 2021
Would have been great if u could have atleast spelled the state’s name properly that’s lending you a helping hand 😐
— Drspeaks👩⚕️ (@being_eyedolls) April 22, 2021
However, some influencer handles were critical about Odia’s obsession with spelling while quite a few extolled Naveen for his statesmanlike role.
Kejriwal: Thank you to Orissa for sending Oxygen to Delhi.
Odia people: It’s spelled Odisha!
Is there any limit to Odia navel-gazing? Like how removed from the real world do you have to be to fixate on spelling in these times?
— words are weapons ⚡ (@vimoh) April 22, 2021
Mam let’s appreciate he has taken this platform to acknowledge the help from our CM. Amidst these difficult times supporting each other n acknowledgement is important. Though as you mentioned it wud hv been grt had he written Odisha.
— saswat das (@saswatt) April 22, 2021
IN PRAISE OF ODISHA CM
— 𝕭𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖜 𝕯𝖚𝖌𝖆𝖗 🇮🇳 (@BherawD) April 22, 2021
Sir Our State Odisha is always ready to stand in the need of our Nation.but the best feel of our beloved #CM @Naveen_Odisha Sir that he has always been with the common people,definitely it ll boost to fight this#Naveenism #JaiNaveen #NaveenEra #NaveenCares @Amar4Odisha 🙏🙏
— Citizen/NAGRIK/Deshwasi/Pranav (@pranavkesinga) April 22, 2021
I feel more happy to find such a Dynamic & Enthusiastic CM👍🏻 of our state. #Odisha stands with all & in this Critical situation our CM holds it Firmly because we’re all One; #WeAreIndians🇮🇳#Odisha_The_Worlds_Best_Disaster_Management_State🇮🇳🥰
— ବିଭୁଦତ୍ତ ମହାପାତ୍ର Bibhudutta Mohapatra (@ImBibhuduttaIND) April 22, 2021
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