Former Madhya Pradesh CM Accuses Naveen Patnaik of Governance Outsourcing, Alleges Rampant Corruption in Odisha

  • Former Madhya Pradesh CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, unleashed a scathing critique against Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, accusing him of outsourcing his government to officers and allowing rampant corruption to thrive in the state.
  • The former MP CM didn’t mince words, claiming that corruption and insecurity plague the state, with essential Central Government schemes failing to reach the public effectively.
  • He criticized the safety of women and the mismanagement of development initiatives, portraying Odisha under Patnaik’s leadership as a region in dire need of change.
  • He reiterated his commitment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a developed India and expressed determination to secure a third term for the Modi government.

In a scathing accusation, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has lambasted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, claiming that he has effectively outsourced his government, leaving it in the hands of uncontrolled officers. Chouhan made these remarks during a press interaction in Bhubaneswar, asserting his intentions to engage with booth workers in preparation for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Chouhan’s allegations cut deep as he portrayed a grim picture of governance in Odisha, asserting that Patnaik’s administration is being steered not by the Chief Minister himself, but by bureaucratic figures. “Uncontrolled officers have entrapped the entire Odisha in the swamp of corruption,” Chouhan declared, highlighting what he perceives as rampant maladministration under Patnaik’s leadership.

The former Madhya Pradesh CM emphasized the significance of the upcoming elections, noting that both Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls coincide in Odisha. He reiterated his accusation, stating, “CM Naveen Patnaik has outsourced his government. He doesn’t run the government; his officers run it,” further alleging mismanagement, corruption, and lapses in the implementation of central government schemes.

Chouhan’s agenda extended beyond mere criticism, as he outlined his plans to engage with party workers and the public, including participating in plantation programs and dining with grassroots supporters. He invoked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a developed India and expressed his commitment to securing a third term for the Modi government, painting a picture of a prosperous future under Modi’s leadership.

Confident in the BJP’s prospects, Chouhan projected victory in both the state and Lok Sabha elections in Odisha. Citing past electoral successes and what he perceives as widespread support for PM Modi, Chouhan asserted that the BJP stands poised to secure a substantial mandate, both nationally and in Odisha, potentially shifting the balance of power in the state.

Chouhan’s accusations and electoral ambitions underscore the political tensions and aspirations unfolding in Odisha as the state braces for crucial electoral contests, with implications reaching far beyond its borders.

(With inputs from agencies)

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