Naveen shields mining mafias: Dharmendra Pradhan

Keonjhar:  Hitting out at Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today alleged that the former has been shielding mining mafias. If voted to power, BJP will arrest and put Sanatan Mahakud and Pravakaran behind bars, Pradhan said while addressing his party’s ‘Vijay Sankalp Samavesh’ held at Telkoi in Keonjhar district today.

“Those who are involved in chit fund scam will also be jailed,” Pradhan said at the meeting.

BJP’s star campaigner, Pradhan today held marathon rallies in the district covering three Assembly constituencies—Telkoi, Patna and Keonjhar Sadar, under the Keonjhar Lok Sabha segment and assured of overall development of the mineral-rich district, if the saffron party is voted to power.

Speaking to the media persons Pradhan also said that Naveen Patnaik-led government did not implement the District Mineral Foundation rules in Odisha. He further said that the people of the district are with Modi and BJP will clean-sweep the Keonjhar district.

Comments from Mahakud and Prabhakaran could not be obtained.