Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Odisha is heading towards a Constitutional crisis. In the wake of BJD MP Baijayant Panda criticising an officer of the Third Floor (of State Secretariat) on Thursday, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Panda just repeated “my old words” and it proves that the State is heading towards a Constitutional crisis.
Pradhan alleged that the Chief Secretary is working in namesake only. All 550 police stations in the State are being controlled from the Third Floor.
The DGP is expressing his helplessness whenever an issue is raised before him. He said the recent assertion of an ousted Minister that an officer of the Chief Minister’s Office asked him to resign from the Ministry is a matter of much worry. He said the State Government, if impartial, should give a direction to track telephones, WhatsApp and Telegrams of certain officers to know the truth.