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Patnaik slams Shah, asks him to wait till poll results

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

and BJD president Sunday challenged Amit Shah, asking him to wait for the results of 2019 elections to see who is thrown out of power in the state.

Hitting back at Shah for dubbing the BJD government as a "fused transformer" which should be replaced, said, "We should await the results of the 2019 elections."

"It (the results) will decide which government will be thrown out of power and which government will stay," added the supremo.

"I understand he said that my government is a fused transformer. He will wait and see who is the fused transformer and who is the transformer of Odisha," he said further.

Assembly elections in are scheduled to take place along with the due in April-May.

Regarding Shah's remark describing the ruling BJD in as a "B team" of the Congress, stressed that the ruling party was an "A team" on its own.

"We are an A team on our own," Patnaik told reporters here, adding that the regional party continued to maintain equidistance from both the and the

The was reacting to the remarks made by Shah at a BJP tribal convention in Puri where the dubbed the BJD government as a "fused transformer" and asked the people to throw it away.

Shah also described the BJD as a 'B' team of and said both the parties were like two sides of the same coin which failed to bring development in Odisha.

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First Published: Sun, February 03 2019. 21:25 IST