Bhubaneswar : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is forced to contest polls from two assembly seats as Patnaik was scared of losing election from his home turf in Hinjili assembly constituency.
Patnaik was provided feedback by intelligence wing of State police that Hinjili is not a safe seat. That has prompted Patnaik to select an alternative seat. He selected Bijepur seat in Bargarh as advised by the intelligence wing, alleged BJP Yuva morcha president Tankadhar Tripathy here on Monday.
The fiscal incentives distributed to farmers under KALIA scheme was marred by irregularities. Similarly the cyclone restoration funds were misutilized by the local BJD leaders, which triggered resentment amongst voters in Hinjili assembly constituency, Tripathy alleged citing the intelligence report in a press conference.
The intelligence wing had suggested Rourkela, Bijepur, Bolangir or Titilagah as safe seats for Patnaik.
Patnaik has preferred Bijepur to contest not for his love and respect for people of western Odisha. But electoral compulsion forced him to shift base to Bijepur, he concluded.