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Soumya Patnaik calls Meeting with Naveen Patnaik .

Soumya Patnaik calls Meeting with Naveen Patnaik 

Bhubaneswar,14th May 2017 (By Prasant Kumar Bhuyan)- : Ama Odisha Party (AOP) chief Soumya Ranjan Patnaik today called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the latter’s residence here to discuss a host of issues including multi-crore chit fund scam.Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, who is associated with anti-liquor campaign, farmers’ rights, language movement and cause of chit fund investors, claimed that the meeting had nothing to do with politics.“Chief Minister had called me to discuss the issues of nisha, bhasa, chasa and chit fund. He wanted to know how these issues can be sorted out. and language and chit fund and what can be done to resolve such issues,” said Soumya Ranjan Patnaik.He further informed to have advised Naveen Patnaik to take into confidence the leaders and persons spearheading such movements for resolving the grievances through dialogues.The former Congress MP Soumya Ranjan Patnaik had converted his voluntary organisation, feel there isn’t anything which cannot be resolved through dialogues,” Soumya Ranjan Patnaik said.The editor of Odisha’s leading daily Sambad further said, we should now rise above politics on people and parties. Rather, we should do issue-based politics.There are several issues where parties can unite and work towards its solution, Ama Odisha into a political outfit soon after his expulsion from the grand old party in 2013.“Politicising issues have always cost the state. It is high time that political parties rise above politics and join to resolve various issues as there is time for 2019 elections,” he added.Congress dubbed the meeting between two leaders as a ‘pass game’. “They meet during difficulties to overcome it which Odisha has been witnessing since 1980. Amid fast changing political situation in Odisha, Ama Odisha Party (AOP) Chief Soumya Ranjan Patnaik called upon Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at latter’s residence on Saturday.The meet has led to speculation among several people in the state as they see a new possible alliance between the two parties.However, AOP chief clearly ruled out the possibility of joining the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) and maintained that the meeting has nothing to do with politics.“I have no plans of joining BJD. Chief Minister wanted to know about the movements undertaken by us regarding anti-liquor, farmers’ right BJP’s Sajjan Sharma said.But, BJD observed no political message involved in the meeting. “Being an editor of an Odia daily and news channel, he raised some of the issues before chief minister. I don’t see any politics in it”, BJD spokesperson Pratp Deb said I have personally advised him that if he takes the persons spearheading the movements into confidence then these issues can be resolved. I he added. Patnaik, however, dismissed any alignment with the ruling BJD, for the time being, adding 2019 elections is too far.

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