Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: While laying the foundation stone of agricultural science centre here on Saturday, Odisha agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy praised petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and called him his 'friend'.

Maharathy also had some sweet gestures for Union minister for agriculture and farmers’ welfare Radha Mohan Singh.

"We will support good works crossing party lines," Maharathy said after reciting a poem for the Union minister at the event. In his brief speech, Maharathy also put forward the demand of pulses research centre and Central agriculture training center for the State.

Commenting on his eulogize, Pradhan said Maharathy's praises might bring in problem or prosperity for him.

Earlier, BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab had lauded Pradhan at a launch event of Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project in the Capital city in March which put the ruling party in a hassle.