Babudom interference: Baliarsingh, Jay Panda posts reiterate concerns

Bhubaneswar: After resigning from BJD, former legislator of Satyabadi Rama Ranjan Baliarsingh today again criticised Odisha Chief Minister in his Facebook post questioning his position as a puppet in the hands of his private secretary.

In the FB post, he stated,”Should CM be puppet on a chain to his PS? Will the fate of political leaders be decided by Odias or Tamilian officer?”

Baliarsingh further said that the BJD is being run by bureaucrats who have established themselves as the epicentre of power and decide the fate of political leaders in the party.

Meanwhile, disheartened with the comments of Chief Minister that only people who don’t have other issues, attack his office, BJD’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda once again took to social networking site Facebook  to express his disappointment.

Pointing once again at the babudom interference in Odisha politics, Panda stated,” By now every child in Odisha knows about the said officer’s massive corruption, encouragement of goondagiri, protection of criminals, and his interference in politics. It was very disheartening to see my leader, whom I have admired and supported for more than two decades, not even consider what havoc is being committed by one bad apple in the system.”

On Friday, the MP had also expressed his disappointment through twitter and Facebook about dismissal of his allegations as baseless by BJD president and CM Naveen Patnaik.

Meanwhile, BJD Spokesperson Sasmit Patra, in his reply to Baliarsingh’s Facebook post, said, “He should at least have some respect for media and the people of Odisha. Is he so big a personality that he doesn’t want to speak to the media directly? ”

“Baliarsingh can make social media a weapon, but he is unable to speak directly to the people. I think this is completely a disrespectful attitude,” added Patra.