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Tathagat regrets his remark on BJD leaders




 Bhubaneswar, June 9: Senior BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy today expressed regret over his remarks on some leaders, a day after party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik disapproved of his statement.

"Regret shooting my mouth & hurting sentiments. Will try to improve my characteristic flaw," Satpathy tweeted. Apart from disapproving of the Dhenkanal MP's statement in public, Patnaik had yesterday also said an explanation would be sought from him.

Satpathy while addressing a public meeting in his home constituency on Wednesday had stated that Patnaik recently removed some leader from the ministry due to their wrong activities. He had also named Debi Mishra, who was appointed vice-president of BJD after resigning from the ministry. However, Patnaik did not take Satpathy's statement lightly and said his act of giving some senior leaders important party positions after removing them as ministers last month should not be construed otherwise.

"I have given a great deal of important political work to certain leaders of our party. Nobody should construe it as otherwise," Patnaik had said.






Editorial

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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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