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Naveen Patnaik discusses special category status for Odisha with Modi

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Chief Minister met on Tuesday and pitched for to be granted special category status in the aftermath of

"I congratulated him on his electoral victory, I also requested him for special category status for as we have been hit by a cyclone recently, which did a great deal of damage," told reporters here after meeting Modi.

"No discussions were held regarding Union budget or Ayushman Bharat during the meet," he added.

Later in the day, is scheduled to hold discussions with in the capital.

Odisha witnessed a trail of destruction due to the cyclonic storm 'Fani' which made landfall on May 3.

The 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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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 13:16 IST