Reacting to Naveen’s remark, BJP general secretary Prithiviraj Harichandan said that the CM should clarify whether he is working for the development of the State or benefit of his party.
“If saying truth is negative politics, we will continue doing so. Women in the State are not safe as there are so many instances of crime against women. Youths are migrating to other states in search of jobs. Aren’t these facts true?” asked Harichandan.
The BJP leader also hit out at BJD saying that the ruling party has begun ‘horse-trading’ for block chairperson posts. The ruling party is using government machineries and money power to threaten the elected candidates.
Notably, the BJD president accused the opposition parties of doing negative politics to defame his Government during the recently-concluded panchayat polls.
"You all know how the opposition spread false information during the panchayat polls. They have spread fabricated stories to defame my Government and indulged in negative politics. However, the people of Odisha have not given them any importance," he said, while addressing party MPs, MLAs, district presidents and observers through videoconferencing mode on Wednesday.