CM meets senior leaders over resentment within BJD

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s conscience suddenly seems both shaken and stirred. Even as the party has been in news for allegations that the shots are not being called by party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik but his PS VK Pandian,  two senior leaders met the supremo to discuss concerns regarding party affairs.

Former MP Baishnab Charan Parida and former MLA Nabin Nanda met the CM on Monday and said they conveyed to him about the issues within BJD. Both the leaders had expressed their resentment a day earlier about the ‘messy’ party affairs.

“The party is not functioning smoothly and we have proposed a few steps to improve the situation. Also, I discussed with the BJD supremo on the statements and remarks by Minister Surya Patro who had said I am not a part of BJD anymore,” said Nanda, adding that he will surely contest 2019 elections be it from BJD or independently.

Meanwhile, Parida said that he raised concerns of fast implementation of Orissa Shops & Commercial Establishment Act, 1956 and the formation of Odia language Commission.

“Pandian is a very honest and efficient officer and if he had wished this Act would have been implemented by now,” said Parida.

The meeting of both leaders with CM Naveen has ignited speculations as to whether the reformatory steps the duo suggested for BJD to the party chief will bring in any change.