Naveen watching impact of Advani yatra

Bhubaneswar: Asserting that his government stood for clean administration, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday adopted a wait and watch approach towards BJP stalwart L K Advani`s Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption.

"As you know our government and the BJD always fought against corruption," Patnaik told reporters, stressing that honest and clean administration was the motto. On Advani`s Jan Chetna Yatra, the BJD president said "Let us see what impact it will have in curbing corruption."

BJD was once BJP`s ally both at the Centre and the state till 2009 when Patnaik snapped ties with BJP and successfully fought the assembly election alone. Congress, on the other hand, was sceptical about Advani`s journey against corruption. "Advaniji should analyse the happenings during the BJP-led NDA rule," Leader of Opposition in Odisha assembly Bhupinder Singh said.

Several financial irregularities and corruption also took place during the NDA government, he alleged. Another senior Congress leader said the yatra undertaken by Advani was aimed at misleading people.