Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: BJD leaders today launched an attack on BJP's national president Amit Shah over his remarks accusing the ruling party being driven by dynasty politics.

Addressing a press meet at the party headquarters here on Thursday, BJD said, after the death of Biju Patnaik, Naveen Patnaik entered politics because people wanted him to serve the State and put their faith on him which he has been able to retain for 18 long years through good governance.

"Such etiquette is seen only in CM Naveen who never speaks against anyone and does his job quietly. Shah's statement against a person of such stature is condemnable," said BJD's spokesperson Arun Sahoo.

Similarly, BJD's Rajya Sabha member Pratap Keshari Deb launched an attack on Shah's statement that Odisha govt is not performing.

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“BJP must come out with an answer that why the Central government went on to bestow awards on the BJD government for its contribution towards sports, rural schemes and others,” he said.

On Shah's statement that the Centre is giving enough funds to the State but the government is not cooperating in developmental works, Deb said it's the responsibility of the Central governments to provide funds to States. Rather the Modi government should present details of Odisha’s contribution and the assistance provided by the Centre.