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Cong to release ‘chargesheet’ against Naveen

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar | Posted: June 28, 2013 2:54 am

Almost two years after the then Congress in-charge of Orissa Jagdish Tytler had released a ‘chargesheet’ against Naveen Patnaik on its alleged misgovernance and corruption,the newly appointed Orissa in-charge B K Hariprasad struck a similar note,saying the Congress would again release a chargesheet against BJD.

In September 2011,the Orissa Congress had submitted a ‘chargesheet’ against the Naveen Patnaik government before President Pratibha Patil,listing its failures in spending central funds as well as the complicity of BJD ministers in mining scam.

On Thursday,Hariprasad at his first press conference after taking charge of Orissa said the chargesheet would focus on growing law and order problems,chit fund scam as well as role of BJD ministers in mining scam. He alleged that Naveen has failed completely as a chief minister. Hariprasad said the entire council of ministers will go to jail if the mining scam and chitfund scam are probed properly.

However,Hariprasad’s first visit to the state after taking charge brought out the bickering in the party with former PCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and current PCC chief Jaydev Jena locking horns over the former’s unceremonious exit. Party sources said on Wednesday another Congress leader Lulu Mohapatra had a meeting of his loyalist group as he is upset with Jena’s ascension to PCC chief post.

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