Third Floor captured by some ‘Kalapahadas’: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: The Third Floor which is known as the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has turned into a personal property of some people now-a-days, alleged Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who compared these people with ‘Kalapahada’.

In his reaction to the BJD leaders who sought report cards of NDA government in its four years of government at a press meet yesterday, Pradhan said “I understand the feelings of these leaders. They are just reciting the versions of the ‘Kalapahada’ at the press conferences.

However, he did not clarify to who he termed as Kalapahad.

His reaction came a day after the BJD put five questions before Pradhan on completion of four years of Modi government.

Similarly, Pradhan also lambasted CM Naveen Patnaik for remaining silence over Ratna Bhandar key missing issue.

“His silence is matter of concern as he knows everything. What is happening is in his knowledge.

“Odisha Governor, public expressed concern over the issue. People are displeased since the time of opening of Ratna Bhandar. Now, Supreme Court also warned the State government. Despite all these things, CM is still silence,” Pradhan said while speaking to reporters in Bhubaneswar today.

Pradhan further said that CM has complete data about who had the custody of the Ratna Bhandar key and what happened to it subsequently. He should present facts before the Jagannath devotees.

Reacting on Pradhan’BJD MP Pratap Deb said that CM believes in action not words. “The CM understands the religious sentiments of people for which he has ordered for a judicial inquiry. As the BJP has no issues to raise, it is politicising the matter,” Deb added.


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