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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's close aide VK Pandian.  (News18)

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s shut aide VK Pandian. (News18)

After Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, the saffron social gathering desires to comply with this technique in Odisha, Pandian claimed

BJD chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s shut aide V Okay Pandian on Wednesday alleged that the BJP is combating elections within the state to not win however to extend its seats with an intention to interrupt the Biju Janata Dal after the polls.

The bureaucrat-turned-politician mentioned this whereas assembly a gaggle of journalists at Gopalpur in Ganjam district on Wednesday.

“They (BJP) had a slogan of securing 120 meeting seats in 2014 however failed. I have no idea their goal for 2019. However, for 2024, they’ve been combating elections to win 50/60 seats and intention to interrupt BJD after the elections,” Pandian mentioned.

After Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, the saffron social gathering desires to comply with this technique in Odisha, he claimed.

Asserting that the BJP’s plan won’t succeed, Pandian mentioned many individuals from the nationwide degree are coming to marketing campaign within the state, however the individuals of Odisha don’t have any belief in them. “Naveen Babu (CM Naveen Patnaik) is the belief of the individuals,” he mentioned.

Responding to his allegation, senior BJP chief Samir Mohanty mentioned that the saffron social gathering doesn’t want to interrupt the BJD.

“BJP needn’t break the BJD. It’ll break by itself. There are a number of Eknath Sindhe in BJD who’re in fixed contact with us,” he mentioned.

The BJP is contesting the polls to kind authorities in Odisha, Mohanty mentioned.

Earlier, requested whether or not he was assured of Patnaik changing into the chief minister for the sixth consecutive time, Padian asserted that the BJD will win the elections with flying colors.

“Had I not such conviction, I’d not have mentioned that Naveen babu might be sworn in as CM on June 9 with blessings of Maha Prabu Jagannath,” he mentioned.

Pandian claimed that BJP has no candidate in 60 of the 147 meeting segments in Odisha.

“They waited for the discharge of BJD’s candidate listing in order that they might choose up candidates from among the many leaders dropped or rejected by us,” he mentioned.

Pandian additionally got here down closely on Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi and accused them of making an attempt to cease the Shree Mandir Parikrama Challenge (Jagannath temple heritage hall undertaking).

“They tried to stall the undertaking by means of ASI, Nationwide Monuments Authority (NMA) and by submitting petitions in Excessive Court docket and Supreme Court docket. Additionally they employed an costly lawyer to make sure the undertaking doesn’t take off,” Pandian claimed.

Concentrating on Pradhan, Pandian claimed that he was rejected by the individuals of his personal district, Dhenkanal.

“His social gathering misplaced in panchayat and concrete polls. So, he ran away and filed the nomination paper from close by Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat. He has achieved nothing for his personal district. Had he achieved one thing good for Odisha, our CM would have been liberal to not put any candidate towards him. However, his report playing cards have been very poor,” Pandian mentioned.

“Who’s he?” requested Pradhan when reporters queried him about Pandian’s touch upon his contribution to Odisha.

Replying to a query on BJP elevating the Odia Asmita (satisfaction) challenge throughout elections, Pandian mentioned, the central authorities has not given a single rupee for the promotion of Odia language.

Although the BJP has 8 MPs in Lok Sabha from Odisha, all of them remained utterly silent whereas the Centre was offering cash for the promotion of different languages and never for Odia, he claimed.

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(This story has not been edited by News18 employees and is printed from a syndicated information company feed – PTI)


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