No contact with TMC for about a year, says Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 : Notwithstanding his criticism of the CBI, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday made it clear that he was not aligning with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying there was no contact between Trinamool Congress and his BJD for the last one year.
On Monday, BJD had issued a clarification and said that the statement issued by the party in regard to CBI was about the probe agency's role in Odisha and it shouldn't be grouped with any other political party.Based on some reports in national media on CBI issue, BJD would like to clarify that the statement given by BJD on CBI is in relation to Odisha and the overall issues confronting CBI at the national level.
Grouping BJD with some political parties because of this statement is incorrect and misleading, read BJD statement.Earlier on January 30, after the CBI reportedly sent notices for examination to two BJD leaders in a chit fund scam, the BJD has alleged that the CBI is used as a tool for political purposes.
In another 3-4 weeks model code of conduct of elections would be implemented and suddenly this is happening, it raises a question. The credibility of CBI is well known and there seems to be a clear case of politicisation. In the coming day's people of Odisha will respond to this, BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra had told ANI.