Sambit Patra's Gaffe on Lord Jagannath Sparks a Huge Row

2024 • 11min • News • National


Published On: May 21, 2024 - The BJP leader Sambit Patra found himself in a soup for a controversial statement on Odisha's most revered deity 'Lord Jagannath'. Patra, during an election rally, said that Lord Jagannath is a devotee or bhakt of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which triggered a huge political row. Although, soon after he apologized for his remark and clarified that it was a slip of the tongue and even announced that he would keep a three-day fast as penance. The Opposition including Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik was quick to attack Patra and BJP for hurting the sentiments of Odias and disrespecting Lord Jagannath. On Point decodes the impact of Patra's faux pas.