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Dharmendra warns State Govt officials to stop helping BJD in polls or face inquiry




 Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today warned officials to desist from supporting the ruling party in the rural polls in State or face prosecution.

Addressing election rallies at Budhapal in Deogarh district, Huma in Ganjam, Kiapada in Kendrapara, Nuagaon in Jagatsinghpur and Soran in Khordha the Union Minister alleged that district administration officials were helping the ruling party candidates in the election.

“The bureaucrats must realize that the people of the State want to free themselves from the yoke of those corrupt politicians who were stooges of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. They should change their behavior or face a Commission of inquiry later and punished,” he warned.

The Union Minister said 20 MPs from the ruling party urged the Centre to mitigate the water crisis in Ganjam district by diverting the water from Mahanadi to Rushikulya River and the Centre is ready to fund a project in this regard.  

“But the State government is yet to submit a proposal in this regard,” said Pradhan while slamming the State government. He also targeted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik saying that the education sector in State has collapsed.

“Odia students are intelligent and hardworking. But there are no teachers in schools in State. How can the Chief Minister claim to be efficient,” he asked.

Pradhan also blasted the BJD government for its ‘failure’ to expedite rural electrification and providing power connections to agriculture.

“People of Odisha are losing their due from the Centre due to the inefficiency of the Naveen Government,” he added.






Editorial

Précis 2017
From asking his party men to ‘live a simple life and serve the people’ to taunting the BJP for its ‘crocodile tears’, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has not only become politically invincible, he seems to be so in the coming years too.

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