Naveeen quashes rumours of ill health

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday categorically refuted the rumours of his ill-helth, saying that he is in perfect health and committed to serve the people of Odisha.

 “Whenever there are elections, there are these rumours that my health is not well. But I can assure all of you I am in perfect health and here to serve the people of Odisha,” said the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister was speaking to journalists after offering prayers to Lord Lingaraj at the Lingaraj Temple here.

Naveen said, “Whenever there are these rumours you can be assured that the Biju Janata Dal is going to do well.”

The Chief Minister refused to comment on ongoing Panchayat Polls saying, “I would not like to comment as the model code of conduct is in force.”

During his visit, the Chief Minister took a look at the Ekamra project under which the exteriors of the Lingaraj temple have been beautified.