BJD government ‘manages’ CBI to save party leaders: Congress

Bhubaneswar: Accusing BJD government in Odisha of having failed on all fronts, the Congress today said its biggest success lay in ‘managing’ CBI to save party leaders from being probed for their involvement in chit fund scams.

“As Naveen Patnaik government is set to complete first year of its fourth term tomorrow, list of its failures is endless amidst rampant corruption and a series of scams,” Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Prasad Harichandan told reporters.

“However, Naveen government’s biggest success was that it has effectively managed CBI to protect several BJD leaders involved in chit-fund scam,” the OPCC chief claimed.

In its bid to manage CBI, the ruling BJD has been keeping the BJP-led NDA in good humour while putting an end to its drama of accusing the Centre of neglecting Odisha, which it always enacted during UPA rule, he said.

Though several centrally funded schemes have been scrapped, the BJD government which was earlier staging demonstrations to target UPA, is now silent, Harichandan said adding even after increase in the prices of petrol and diesel there is no reaction from BJD.

On the other hand, despite having announced a corpus fund Naveen government was unable to refund a single rupee to the poor investors who had put their hard earned money in chitfund companies, Harichandan said.