Bhubaneswar, Feb 7: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addressed the state Assembly on Wednesday condemned the opposition for their tendency to politicize every crime, thereby tarnishing the reputation of the state and its people.
During his statement on the motion of thanks on the Governor’s address, the Chief Minister highlighted the recent judgment in the tragic 'PARI' case delivered by the Hon'ble Court in Nayagarh. He reminded the opposition members of the obstruction they caused in the House and their attempts to politicize the sensitive case.
Patnaik asserted that the people of Odisha were well aware of those who sought bail for the accused and those who attempted to derail the judicial process. He criticized the State BJP, specifically, for politicizing the issue and obstructing justice for 'PARI.'
Expressing his dismay over the politicization of sensitive matters, Patnaik stressed that those who defame the state for narrow political gains, hinder developmental projects such as Shree Mandir and Lingaraj, and impede the state's progress will not be forgiven by the people.
Appealing to the opposition, the Chief Minister urged them to refrain from politicizing sensitive crimes, developmental initiatives, or the state's image. He emphasized the importance of working together for the greater good and building a "New and Empowered Odisha."
Patnaik also reflected on his government's achievements, challenges, and the significance of unity for the state's progress. He highlighted accomplishments such as effective management of the COVID-19 pandemic, successful hosting of international events, infrastructure development, healthcare reforms, and empowerment initiatives.