The statement of Pradhan, also a Union minister, came hours after Patnaik accused the BJP led central government of contributing only 20 per cent of the cost of setting up two medical colleges in the state.
Addressing a rally in Balasore parliamentary seat, where election is scheduled to be held on April 29, Patnaik asserted that his party has secured adequate votes in the first three phases to form the next government in the state.
Patnaik has been elected to the state assembly four times in a row from Hinjili in Ganjam district since 2000.
'I am sure that one of our ex-MPs spreads this rumour, I think to get political gain,' Patnaik told a private news channel before going on campaign trail to western Odisha.
While Modi is scheduled to address two election rallies in Sundergarh and Sonepur on Saturday, Shah would attend the BJP's Vijay Sankalp Samabesh at Polsara and Bargarh on Sunday, party sources said.
Patnaik said this while addressing a series of election meetings at Kalimela and Mathili under Nabarangpur Lok Sabha constituency and Jeypore under Maoist-hit Koraput Lok Sabha seat.
Acharya, a senior advocate of Orissa High Court, is also the BJP's spokesman. He was assigned the responsibility of the party's vice-president barely two days ago.
The Lok Sabha and the assembly polls in the state will be held simultaneously for 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 assembly seats.
The assets worth over Rs 63.87 crore owned by Patnaik include movable properties of Rs 2326554.52 and immovable inherited properties valued at over Rs 636415261, according to the affidavit.