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‘Hero-worship is road to dictatorship’: Opposition slams Sambit Patra's remarks on Lord Jagannath

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Congress party accused the BJP of exploiting religious sentiments for political gain and warned that "hero-worship is the road to dictatorship" following BJP leader Sambit Patra's controversial statement that "Lord Jagannath is a devotee of Prime Minister Modi." Patra, BJP's Puri candidate, apologized, clarifying it was a "slip of the tongue," and announced a three-day fast as penance.
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Sambit Patra, BJP's Lok Sabha candidate in Odisha's Puri seat, sparked controversy by proclaiming "Lord Jagannath is Modi's devotee" after a rally with PM Modi. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned the statement, calling it an insult to Lord Jagannath and Odia pride. Patra apologized, citing a...

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