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BJD MP targets officer, accused of speaking in BJP's language

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A BJD MP's allegation that a senior state is interfering in the party affairs today evoked strong reaction from his own party that accused him of speaking in the language of the BJP, eyeing the general next year.

When an forgets service rules and indulges in by crossing the 'laxman rekha', he should not be given respect, said today.

"If an interferes in the party affairs and shelters persons involved in anti-people activities, there is no need to pay respect to him," Panda said after inaugurating a drinking water project in his constituency in district.

Though Panda did not name any officer, he apparently referred to an considered close to

Reacting to it, and member P K Deb said the MP is speaking the language of senior leader and apparently keeping in mind the elections in 2019.

"That officers doing or indulging in is the statement of Today, our Kendrapara MP gave similar remark. Why such similarities?

"As the general will be held in 2019, many leaders will change party. Some may join the BJD and some may quit BJD. Similar changes may also take place in BJP," the BJD spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Pradhan claimed that the state's chief secretary exists in name only due to intervention from an in the chief minister's office (CMO) and Odisha is heading towards constitutional crisis.

The state's 550 police stations are controlled by the CMO and the DGP expresses helplessness when his attention is drawn on any issue, Pradhan alleged in a statement.

Recently a was asked to resign not by the chief minister, but by an in the CMO, he claimed without naming any

Hinting at this particular officer, Pradhan asked who is managing of the BJD, doing the party's works and even providing money for party programmes.

Meanwhile, former BJD MLA today quit the party alleging that and party president has become a puppet in the hands of an

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:45 IST