Pyari vows to oust Naveen from BJD & govt in 3 months

Baripada: Expelled BJD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Friday vowed to oust Naveen Patnaik from the helm of affairs in the state within three months.

"If Naveen does not correct himself within 3 months, party workers will oust him both as BJD president and chief minister," Mohapatra said addressing the third public meeting of his newly-floated Odisha Jan Morcha here.

Alleging the chief Minister had no love for the state and its people, he said "Naveen's real face of being an autocratic ruler was exposed after BJD got absolute majority in the 2009 elections. He has no love for the state."

Two Home Guards arrested for inmate's death Mohapatra, who was the principal secretary in the Biju Patnaik government between 1990 to 1995, claimed "Naveen never respected his legendary father and his ideologies.

Of the 27 lakh BJD workers, seven lakh have joined the OJM while the number of disgruntled workers in BJD was about 20 lakh, Mohapatra claimed.

"If you (Naveen) ignore workers, they will pull you down," he said.

Mohapatra also alleged the BJD government used the official machinery to disrupt the OJM rally. "The police prevented OJM workers from entering Baripada," he said.

Alleging that BJD was indulging in petty politics, Mohapatra said "you cannot fool the people by distributing cycles among students and pension to undesirable persons."