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BJD MP Baijayant Panda alleges interference of non-Odia IAS officer in party affairs

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BJD MP Baijayant Panda alleges interference of non-Odia IAS officer in party affairs

January 09
21:29 2018

By Our Correspondent

Bhubaneswar, Jan. 9: The office of BJD’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda responding to threats by ‘anti-socials’ to mar the inauguration of an overhead water tank project set up with MPLAD funds in Buhalo panchayat in Nischintakoili of Cuttak, on Tuesday said some people are upset because they have not been able to collect percentage (PC) as the MPLAD is out of their control.

“These anti-social elements are getting protection and support from a corrupt non-Odia officer of 3rd floor,” his office stated.

“Everyone is aware that this IAS officer is interfering in party affairs and unconstitutionally indulging in politics,” it claimed.

The MP’s office refuted allegations that local BJD members were not invited to the event citing that invitation letters have been personally delivered. Moreover, the MP’s office claimed that it was not a political but a government programme.

“The overhead tank will solve the drinking water problem of thousands and public is fully supporting such projects,” the release read.

The MP’s office expressed hope “the party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will recognise the truth of this situation and take corrective measures in interest of the party and the state.”

Earlier in the day, Sarpanch of Buhalo gram panchayat, Sarojini Das wrote to the Cuttack district collector seeking cooperation during the scheduled inauguration of the overhead water tank by the MP on January 11 following threats from unscrupulous elements.

On Monday, members of BJD’s Nischintakoili block in a letter to the Cuttack collector had sought cancellation of permission granted for the programme scheduled on January 11. They have also marked a copy of the letter to Chief Minister.


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