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Ex-BJD MLA slams officer for interfering in party affairs

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Days after a MP and a former accused an at CM's office of interfering in ruling party's affairs another ex-of the and opposition leaders today again slammed the bureaucrat.

"The is not functioning properly. There is some problem somewhere in the party. remains in the dark on many issues," former from Dhenkanal, Nabin Nanda, told reporters.

Regarding the in the CMO, Nanda said it is natural for an working with the to give suggestions, but his advice should not be allowed to affect and harm the party.

Stating that steps should be taken to resolve the issue, the former claimed that some leaders in the are unhappy.

If the present state of affairs continue, it would affect the party, he claimed.

Reacting to Nanda's statement, senior and state Food Supplies Minister S N Patro said the former was no longer in the party and the is capable of taking decisions.

said the ruling party is fully united and there is no problem in the organisation.

Senior said the is supposed to confine his role to administrative sphere.

However, if the turns out to be 'weak' and is unable to take decisions, his would try to take advantage, he said.

Senior BJP alleged that all powers are concentrated with the and even cabinet ministers are made to bow before him.

Such a situation happened as the heavily depends on the for everything, he claimed.

BJD's Kendrapara MP and former Satyabadi Rama Ranjan Baliarsingh, on January 11, had accused an in the CMO of interfering in political affairs.

The had hit back at Panda and charged him with "speaking the BJP's language".

Senior BJP and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan had yesterday claimed that infighting in the ruling had now come to the forefront and people will throw it out of power.

Announcing his decision to quit the party, and former had alleged that Chief Minister and party president has "become a puppet" in the hands of an

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 22:25 IST