Gita not interested in politics, says Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Setting aside all speculations, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today clarified that his sister and noted litterateur Gita Meheta would not be joining politics.

“My sister is not interested in any political position; not in Rajya Sabha or anything else”, Patnaik said while reacting to media query here.

The CM’s statement has ended the issue that Meheta would replace Bishnu Das in Rajya Sabha. The issue created much hue and cry in the state political circle.

Ever since BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik asked Bishnu Das to resign from the Rajya Sabha, the name of Gita Mehta, his elder sister, has been doing the rounds in political circles as a possible replacement for the Jagatsinghpur leader. In the last few days, the talk has veered to the possibility of her even taking over as Chief Minister.