"I congratulated him on his electoral victory, I also requested him for special category status for Odisha as we have been hit by a cyclone recently, which did a great deal of damage," Patnaik told reporters here after meeting Modi.
"No discussions were held regarding Union budget or Ayushman Bharat during the meet," he added.
Odisha witnessed a trail of destruction due to the cyclonic storm 'Fani' which made landfall on May 3.
The state government had said earlier this month that a total loss of around Rs. 9336.26 crore was incurred in the wake of the calamity.
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