Bhubaneswar: Union Minister & senior BJP leader, Pratap Sarangi on Monday alleged that the Odisha government is trying to divert the attention of people towards the free vaccine issue to hide the misappropriation of funds sanctioned by the Centre for Covid-19 management.
Sarangi’s statement came a day after Odisha Food Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain criticised him and his cabinet colleague Dharmendra Pradhan over the saffron party’s free coronavirus vaccine promise in Bihar Assembly election manifesto.
“The BJD is worried after the misappropriation of funds sanctioned by the Centre for treatment of Covid-19 patients has been exposed. Therefore, the party is trying to divert the attention of people towards another issue,” Sarangi said at a presser today.
Reacting to the question of the State minister as to why the BJP is not making free vaccine promise in Odisha, Sarangi…