Surya denies, opposition hell bent

Bhubaneswar: The dusts raised over the gross irregularities in allotment of land and houses from the discretionary quota of the urban development minister just refuse settle down with the main opposition parties now targeting revenue minister Surya Narayan Patra who they allged owned two prime properties in the capital.

The opposition parties have alleged that revenue minister has forged his property list submitted to the government and demanded that an impartial probe must be conducted into the large scale irregularities by an independent agency. BJP leader Bjjoy Mohapatra said that the revenue minister has more than one prime properties in the capital in the name of his close relatives. Bijoy claimed that aside from his mansion in Nayapalli locality, Surya Patra owned another house near the DAV school in Unit-8 area. The second house has been registered in the name of Biplab Patra, son of Surya Patra. Surya has not given any indication about his second house in his property list.

The opposition parties have allged that not only Bikram Arukh or Surya Narayan Patra but also several ministers in the Naveen Pattanaik have tampered with their property lists. As it seems now it has opened the proverbial pandora`s box and only time can tell what would be its political fallout.