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Naveen betrays people by backing NDA candidate in RS: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Odisha Pradesh Committee (OPCC) today accused of betraying the people by backing NDA candidate in the Rajya Sabha election in a bid to stop the CBI from exposing ruling party's "misdeeds".

"BJD supporting the NDA candidate for #RajyaSabha election isn't surprising at all, that's what allies are supposed to do. It's a deal to stop CBI from exposing the BJD's misdeeds," OPCC alleged in a twitter post.

Patnaik further claimed that the chief minister's move gave credence to talks about understanding between the BJP and the BJD. "This strengthens the ongoing rumours of seat sharing discussions between the BJP and the BJD," he said in a statement.

"The BJD has been betraying the people of Odisha for many years by making false claim about maintaining equal distance from both the BJP and the But, its real character has now come to fore," Patnaik said

has all along been misleading the 4.35 crore people of Odisha by accusing the previous UPA regime and BJP-led NDA government of neglecting the state, he alleged.

On the other hand, the cleverly backed the BJP on most issues such as demonetisation, introduction of GST, and holding of simultaneous Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls, the said.

"Now has proved himself to be loyal to by announcing BJD's support to the NDA candidate in the election to the post of Rajya Sabha after getting a telephone call," he said.

By changing colours like a chameleon, the has always been sacrificing the interest of the state to protect his narrow interests, he alleged.

BJD, however, justified its decision saying there were ideological similarities between the party and JD(U) of which the elected NDA candidate Harivansh belongs.

"Our party has decided to support Singh since JD(U) and BJD have similiar ideological background. Both the parties have emerged from the movement against the Emergency imposed by the then in mid 1970s, said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:20 IST