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Baijayant defies Naveen’s diktat, airs party views on Twitter

 Defying his party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s diktat, ruling Biju Janata Dal’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda again took to micro-blogging site Twitter to comment on party affairs.

Commenting on desertions from the party after Amar Nayak and Jayaram Pangi joined BJP Panda tweeted that he had cautioned the party last week but was contradicted. He added that there is resentment everywhere now as large sections remain unrepresented after the ministry reshuffle.

This is what Panda tweeted today:

“One gone yesterday, another today. Yet when i cautioned last week, was contradicted. Now large sections unrepresented, resentment everywhere”

BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb has reacted to Kendrapara MP’s tweet by making a request to ask a question to the BJP. “I would like to request our Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda to first ask this question to the BJP before asking it to us. Will he ask the BJP that how they have taken Jayaram Pangi against whom they had taken to the streets demanding CBI probe against him in the Itishree Pradhan case. They had even accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of giving protection to Pangi,” said Deb.

Again, on the issue of non-representation of some districts in the Council of Ministers as raised by Panda, the BJD spokesperson said that all 30 districts cannot be represented.

“On the issue of non-representation of some areas in the Council of Ministers as raised by Panda, no one whosoever is made Chief Minister can accommodate all the 30 districts, since the number of ministers has to be confined to 22 including the Chief Minister. So some districts have to be left,” Deb clarified.


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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