Pradeep Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday inaugurated and laid foundation stones of projects worth Rs 1952 crore in his own district, Ganjam. 

During his marathon visits, the CM addressed three meetings at Kabisuryanagar, Hinjlicut and Chatrapur in Ganjam district. On this occasion, he also distributed interest-free loans and assistance to SHG women.

On this occasion, he urged people to make Ganjam as number one district. 

“If you continue to cooperate, Ganjam district could be the number one district in the country,” Patnaik said. 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that Ganjam district is in the CM’s focus because the party is struggling with infighting here. 

“The CM’s Ganjam visit is a political one. He is trying to organize his disorganized party in the district,” said State BJP  Vice President Bhrugu Baxipatra. 

On the other hand, the BJD refuted the infighting allegation.

“We don’t have information regarding infighting in our party. People love Naveen Babu. So anyone who will get a ticket will win the election,” said Srikant Sahu, BJD leader.