Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his 73rd birthday on Wednesday.
“Greetings to Odisha’s CM Shri Naveen Patnaik Ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with a long and healthy life,” the PM wrote on Twitter.
Naveen Patnaik was born on this day in 1946 in Cuttack.
The CM-led BJD had snapped its 11-year-old ties with BJP before the 2009 Lok Sabha election over the seat sharing issue.
Recently, however, BJD has been supporting the Central government on various issues in Parliament.