BJP leader calls Patnaik 'feudal', slams seating arrangement at meetingPTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: 15-01-2021 00:30 IST | Created: 15-01-2021 00:30 IST
Leader of Opposition inOdisha Assembly and BJP MLA P K Naik on Thursday slammed ChiefMinister Naveen Patnaik for displaying a ''feudal mindset'' bymaking a separate seating arrangement for himself at a meetingin Kalahandi.
Seats for lawmakers were placed at a distance from theCM during the state government meet.
''This indicates Patnaik's feudal mind set. I condemnthis attitude of the chief minister,'' Naik said.
The MLA from Kalahandi district said all theparticipants of the meeting including him had undergone RT-PCRtests to ensure that they were coronavirus free.
The BJP leader also mocked Patnaik for not givingcredit to a 2011 irrigation project in the state, in spite ofthe Centre facilitating ''90 per cent of the expenditure''.
However, BJD leader and Odisha minister D S Mishradismissed the saffron party's allegations.
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