Bhubaneswar, Oct 19: Government Chief Whip and senior BJD leader Pramila Mallick today slammed on former Kendrapara MP and BJP leader Baijayant Panda for comparing the law and order situation in Odisha with that of Pakistan.
“ Odisha was a peace-loving state and its law and order situation was adequate until he was in Biju Janata Dal (BJD),” said Pramila.
“Odisha has been in turmoil since he joined the BJP. Now, the governance and administration of Odisha look like that of Pakistan,” she added.
Similarly, the Congress came down heavily on Panda for his remark. Senior leader and former MP Pradeep Majhi also slammed Panda for his remark. “ Odisha and its culture have its own identity at national and international level. It is also a peace-loving state. It is very unfortunate to compare Odisha with India’s enemy national Pakistan. He should apologize for his remark,” the Congress leader said.