Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today shot off a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging non-cooperation of the State in matters relating to food processing and investment. Pradhan also sought a personal meeting with the CM at his office to discuss various investment opportunities for the State.

Expressing his anguish on the CMO for not acknowledging his letters, Pradhan wrote, "I have been writing to the State Government on various issues, including food processing and investment but the CMO does not respond to the letters."

Instead, he has been humiliated and called names, alleged Pradhan.

"Your officials tag me as post peon and call me a Bihari. I am ready to face all such insults without any hesitation. But let not the anger on me deprive Odisha of its potential benefits," he said.

In the letter, Pradhan also alleged that the CM did not allow Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhee to meet him for a discussion on investments in Odisha. Pradhan urged that instead of pretending to be busy with party affairs, the CM should allow him a chance to meet and apprise him of investment opportunities for the state.

"Instead of trashing my letter, give me an opportunity to meet you at your office as I want to apprise you of my efforts in participation of overseas investors in Make In Odisha conclave to be held this year," his letter read.