Accusing the BJD government in Odisha of being neck-deep in corruption, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the mining scam saying an inquiry by the central agency into the chitfund scam has exposed the ruling party leaders.
Slamming the BJP government at the Centre for steep increase in rail fare and freight, Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik today demanded immediate roll back of the hike as the country is reeling under severe inflationary pressure.
Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Tuesday accused Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik of indulging in "Machiavellian power play" and said the party was poaching leaders from other parties failing to find winning candidates to contest for it in the upcoming general polls.
Accusing the BJD government in Odisha of trying to get a new police bill passed in the Assembly without proper public debate, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Monday said its provisions are contrary to the recommendation of the NPC.
The BJD government`s large scale evacuation of people in Odisha saving many lives during the Cyclone Phailin was not the first such act and a Congress government had done the same in 1999, senior state Congress leader said.
Asking the ruling BJD in Odisha to refrain from "playing politics" over Food Security Bill, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Monday urged the state Government to implement it and support the Bill in Parliament.
Ridiculing ruling BJD`s `Swabhiman` rally in Delhi, senior Congress leader and former minister Niranjan Patnaik on Wednesday asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to either learn Odia or quit the state.