Naveen Patnaik BJD President

BJP is sinking: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: After BJP suffered a body blow in Uttar Pradesh by-elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the BJP is sinking in the country.

“You can see BJP is sinking quite fast”, the Chief Minister told the reporters while replying on UP poll results.

In the Uttar Pradesh by-poll, which was pegged as a curtain raiser to the 2019 general election, the BJP lost the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur to the Samajwadi Party (SP).

The Chief Minister also ruled out talks on the cabinet reshuffle.