The Union Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman addressing at the MUDRA Protshahan Abhiyan, jointly organised by the department of Financial Services under Ministry of Finance, Odisha and the State Level Bankers Committee, in Bhubaneswar on October 14, 2017.
MUDRA Promotion Campaign of the PM Modi’s government held in Khorda district
Bhubaneswar:14/10/17: MP Pinaki Mishra on Saturday has stirred a hornet’s nest and political ripples after being all praise for BJD’s bête noire BJP’s Odisha poster boy Dharmendra Pradhan at a public function here.
Gracing the MUDRA Promotion Campaign of the PM Modi’s government in Khorda district here and sharing the dais with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Puri MP Pinaki Mishra (Chairman, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation of the parliamentary panels) lauded Dharmendra at the function which was also graced by Odisha Finance Minister and another senior BJD leader Sashi Bhusan Behera.
In his address Pinaki Mishra averred, “Dharmendra Babu’s worst critics, very few critics in fairness, will also concede one fact that he is exceptionally hardworking and very very competent.”
“But he has one other quality which is even more important. I don’t believe in the last 40 years there’s been a luckier Petroleum Minister than Dharmendra Babu. He has ensured inexplicably, I don’t know how, that international crude prices which were 140-160$ a barrel in 2014 when he took over, have thereafter languished at about 30-40$ a barrel and even came as lowest 20$ a barrel,” the BJD MP stated.