RS deputy chairman poll: BJD backed NDA in a bid 'to stop CBI' from exposing party's misdeeds, says Odisha Congress


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Thursday accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of betraying the folks by backing NDA candidate within the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election in a bid to cease the CBI from exposing ruling celebration’s “misdeeds”.

“BJD supporting the NDA candidate for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election is not shocking in any respect, that is what allies are speculated to do. It is a deal to cease CBI from exposing the BJD’s misdeeds,” OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik alleged in a twitter submit.

The OPCC chief additional claimed that the chief minister’s transfer gave credence to talks about understanding between the BJP and the BJD. “This strengthens the continued rumours of seat sharing discussions between the BJP and the BJD,” he stated in a press release.

File picture of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. PTI

“The BJD has been betraying the folks of Odisha for a few years by making false declare about sustaining equal distance from each the BJP and the Congress. However, its actual character has now come to fore,” Niranjan stated.

Naveen Patnaik has all alongside been deceptive the 4.35 crore folks of Odisha by accusing the earlier UPA regime and BJP-led NDA authorities of neglecting the state, he alleged.

However, the chief minister cleverly backed the BJP on most points equivalent to demonetisation, introduction of GST, presidential election and holding of simultaneous Lok Sabha and state Meeting polls, the Congress chief stated.

“Now, Naveen Patnaik has proved himself to be loyal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying BJD’s help to the NDA candidate within the election to the submit of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman after getting a phone name,” he stated.

By altering colors like a chameleon, the BJD chief has all the time been sacrificing the curiosity of the state to guard his slim pursuits, he alleged. BJD, nonetheless, justified its choice saying there have been ideological similarities between the celebration and JD(U) of which the elected NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh belongs.

“Our celebration has determined to help Singh since JD(U) and BJD have related ideological backgrounds. Each the events have emerged from the Jaiprakash Narayan motion towards the
Emergency imposed by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi in mid 1970s,” BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra stated.



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