PI­NAKI IS NEW FAVOURITE

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

The buzz in Odisha is that af­ter Pya­ri­mo­han Mo­ha­p­a­tra has fallen out with Naveen Pat­naik, Pi­naki Misra has emerged as the Chief Min­is­ter’s favourite man Fri­day. Al­though a new­comer to BJD, the acid­tongued lawyer has wasted no time in mak­ing his pres­ence felt in the party. He is of­ten seen in TV stu­dios hold­ing forth on na­tional is­sues. As for Mo­ha­p­a­tra, the man who knew all of Pat­naik’s moves now asks Mr Pat­naik who? This was his re­sponse in Par­lia­ment on Au­gust 14 when a jour­nal­ist asked him for de­tails of Pat­naik’s forth­com­ing visit to Delhi. Mo­ha­p­a­tra was sus­pended from BJD in June for at­tempt­ing to stage a coup against Pat­naik, so there’s no sur­prise.

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