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BJD has forgotten the ideology of legendary leader Biju Patnaik: Baijayant Panda

Kendrapara :12/3/19: BJP national Vice President and former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Monday spewed venom at the Naveen Patnaik government describing it as a corrupt one.

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has forgotten the ideology of legendary leader Biju Patnaik. It has become the safe haven of goons and persons involved in the multi-crore chitfund scam, he alleged.

Panda, in his maiden visit to Kendrapara since joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 4, took a dig at Naveen-led BJD government and said individuals with dubious credentials and a corrupt bunch of bureaucrats are running the government.

Patnaik government has failed miserably on law and order front and crime against women and minors has shot up alarmingly. Safety of women is stake as there has been virtual breakdown of law and order situation across the State, two-time MP Panda said while addressing a rally at Icchapur near Baldevjew temple here today.

Patnaik govt has failed to generate employment to youths and there has been exodus of lakhs of Odia people to overseas and developed states of the country, he said.

Panda was elected to Lok Sabha twice from Kendrapara seat in 2009 and 2014. He was also a two time Rajya Sabha MP.

High-profile and chopper-hopping Panda was suspended from the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD last year on charges of anti-party activities and later he had resigned from the party as well from the Lok Sabha.

He is expected to fight polls from his home turf, Kendrapara Lok Sabha on BJP ticket.

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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