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Political experts alleged that the protocol was not duly followed during the swearing-in ceremony

Bhubaneswar:7/5/17:Political experts alleged that the protocol was not duly followed during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected ministers in Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet held at Raj Bhavan here on Sunday.

They also lashed out at the Odisha government for neglecting backward districts of the state as no leaders were from as many as 13 districts were not included in the new team of Patnaik.

Districts including Koraput, Rayagada,Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Jharsuguda, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Nuapada have no representation in the council of ministers in the reshuffle carried out today, Mishra alleged.

“It is unfortunate that several districts have no representation and as lot of leaders were dropped from ministry, they were not present in the oath taking ceremony at Raj Bhavan,” .

The entire southern region of the state comprising Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Gajapati districts also remained unrepresented in the ministry though Patnaik’s home district of Ganjam has four ministers.

Bikram Keshari Arukha, S N Patro and Usha Devi hailed from Ganjam district besides Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik himself. Ganjam, though located on the coast, is considered the entry point to the southern region of the state.

Jajpur and Kendrapara districts, known as BJD’s fort, also remained unrepresented in the ministry after Pranab Prakash Das (Jajpur) resigned yesterday.

Earlier, Atanu S Nayak from Kendrapara district was dropped from the ministry as health minister following a fire incident at a private hospital last year.

 

 

 

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