Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab praising Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a launch event of Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project in the Capital city yesterday has become a matter of concern for the ruling party in Odisha.

While the BJD seriously opposes Pradhan, the speech of Mahtab has put the party in hassle.

Addressing the masses in the event Mahtab had said, "I and Prasanna Kumar Patasani both are watching that Pradhan executes his responsibility well and is not negligent in his duty." He added, "Many people take care of their responsibility but few among them are aware of their duty and serve their motherland like Pradhan."

It may be mentioned that 11 months back, Mahtab had criticised Pradhan during Akshaya Tritiya programme in Cuttack, which was also replied by the latter. But now the situation is different.

Reacting on the lauding of Pradhan by Mahtab senior BJD leader and Excise Minister Damodar Rout said that there may be some personal relations between them.

Rout even added, "The party leaders will decide if Mahtab has performed indiscipline against the party."

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