Bhubaneswar: After being elected consecutively for the fifth stint as Odisha’s Chief Minister as well as the swearing-in ceremony of his Government on May 29 this year, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik today bestowed his first-time party legislators with his pet 5Ts mantra amid the Budget Session of Assembly.
The regional satrap interacted with those greenhorns at his residence Naveen Niwas here during the pre-noon hours.
The Chief Minister has already imparted and laying utmost stress on his 5Ts mantra-Teamwork, Technology, Transparency, Transformation within Time limit.
Soon after the significant meeting, Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Ananta Narayan Jena informed media, “We have been elected as MLAs for the first time. Today the Hon’ble Chief Minister imparted guidance to us. He told us how he has been accountable to the people and serving for them since 2000 when he was elected as an MLA for the first time.”
Jena added, “He advised us to keep our promises made to the people by taking them all into confidence. He also advised us to be well aware of the problems being faced by the people and take care of their solutions.”
“He further advised us to be on work every day staying put in one’s constituency,” the Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA stated.
Senior BJD MLA and Government Chief Whip Pramila Mallick informed media, “Hon’ble Chief Minister advised the MLAs to keep all the promises made to the people during the elections. Along with serving the people, they should also strengthen the party organization in their respective assembly constituencies.”
Phulbani’s first-time BJD MLA Angada Kanhar told media, “He advised us not to hanker after money and serve the people. He instructed us not to be greedy.”
Being further queried by media, he clarified, “Sir (CM) didn’t tell like that. One Minister present there told us not to greedy for money, gold chain and car.”
Senior BJD leader Sanjay Das Burma informed, “Today the Hon’ble Chief Minister interacted with the first-timer MLAs. He instructed them how to be accountable in both the Assembly and to the people of their respective constituencies.”
First-time BJD MLA Sambit Routray said, “The same good manners should be followed with the people after being elected as had been during the election. Be with the people always so that it won’t hamper our political career. We should carry forward the pro-people programmes. The senior MLAs also gave us lots of advice like maintaining our manners, properly participating in the Assembly, etc.”
Senior BJD MLA Rohit Pujari said, “The Hon’ble Chief Minister summoned today all our party MLAs, especially the first-timer, and instructed on our mannerism i.e. how to behave with the people, work for all irrespective of party basis. He stressed that our manners and lifestyle should be simple so that we are easily accessible to the people as well as help them in all respects. Our senior party leaders also guided the new MLAs.”