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Pandian controlling even hand movements of Naveen Patnaik: Assam CM

12:03 PM May 29, 2024 IST | NE NOW NEWS
UpdateAt: 12:03 PM May 29, 2024 IST
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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday took a jibe at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's close aide and senior BJD leader VK Pandian, and said that the former bureaucrat has the digital signature of the Odisha CM and it is Pandian who signs all the files.

The Assam CM also shared a video on X where Pandian is assisting the shivering hands of the Odisha CM during a rally.

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“This is a deeply distressing video. Shri VK Pandian ji is even controlling the hand movements of Shri Naveen Babu,” Sarma wrote in X.

“I shudder to imagine the level of control an ex-bureaucrat from Tamil Nadu is currently exercising over the future of Odisha! BJP is determined is give back the reins of Odisha to the people of the state,” Sarma, who is campaigning in Odisha, said in the post.

In response to Sarma’s comment, Patnaik in a video message said, “I believe the BJP which is known to make non-issues into issues, are discussing my hands. This will certainly not work.” The BJP leader’s remark came hours after Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted in an election rally that Patnaik will be an ex-chief minister on June 4, the day on which votes will be counted.

The Assam CM has urged his Odisha counterpart to dismiss Pandian from the government by June 1 because this time BJP is certain to come to power in the state.