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odisha chief Minister Rubbishes Chit Fund Charge, Says It “Absolute Nonsense”

Bhubaneswar  :5/2/19 :The State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday kicked up a political storm by levelling allegation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik being quizzed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Patnaik however tore apart the charge with his characteristic one-liner statement “absolute nonsense”.

The BJD supremo Patnaik rubbished the BJP claim by saying that the investigating agency needs to act as a professional unit and needs to work above politics.

Reacting to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s statement that she would talk her Odisha counterpart at the backdrop of faceoff with CBI, Patnaik said “none from TMC has been in touch with us for the last one year. We would like CBI to do a professional and non-political job”, he said.

There are reports of Patnaik being quizzed by the premier investigating agency. CBI has recently issued notice to two BJD MLAs and former ministers in connection with a chitfund case. Both the MLAs have said they will respond to the CBI notice. The Chief Minister who claims probity and transparency has come under cloud of suspicion, Leader of BJP legislature party KV Singhdeo had earlier claimed.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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