Controversy Erupts as Odisha CM Faces Allegations from Opposition

Opposition BJD has dismissed allegations by Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi that he was offered a ministerial position and a mineral block by the previous government to join their party. The BJD criticized Majhi's statements as 'unfortunate' and emphasized the need to maintain the dignity of his position.


PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: 24-06-2024 19:37 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 19:37 IST
Controversy Erupts as Odisha CM Faces Allegations from Opposition
Mohan Charan Majhi
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Controversy has erupted in Odisha as the opposition Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has dismissed claims made by Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi. Majhi alleged he had been offered a ministerial berth and a mineral block by the previous Naveen Patnaik government to join their party.

The BJD, while terming Majhi's assertions as 'unfortunate,' asserted that he should uphold the dignity of his office. Senior BJD leaders remarked on the timing of Majhi's accusations, questioning why he didn't speak up earlier or file a case.

The incident has sparked a political debate, especially with the backdrop of the BJP's recent victory in the state assembly elections, ending Patnaik's 24-year tenure as chief minister.

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