Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Odisha


BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, has arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here on Saturday night.

Prime Minister arrived at about 11 pm, a little later than scheduled arrival from Vishakhapatnam in a special Air Force aircraft.Narendra Modi arrives in Odisha

Governor SC Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, union ministers Jual Oram, Dharmendra Pradhan and several BJP leaders and Bhubaneswar Mayor Anant Narayan Jena welcomed him with flower bouquets.

This is the second visit of Modi to Odisha after assuming the post of Prime Minister.

Modi will spend the night at Raj Bhawan.

On Sunday, he will inaugurate the new campus of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. He will also inaugurate the 15 MMTPA Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) oil refinery at Paradip.

Later on Sunday, the Prime Minister will visit Jagannath temple and have the darshan of the trinity.