**Bhubaneswar: ** Responding to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s recent scathing remarks alleging that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s remote-control is with Prime Minister Narendar Modi, the BJD supremo today pooh-poohed dubbing the comments as ‘Bilkul Bakwass’ (absolutely baseless).
The regional satrap was replying to media queries on the first day of his two-day long New Delhi tour in the wake of Rahul Gandhi’s political jibe at Tamando political rally here in Odisha’s capital city on January 25 last week.
The Congress president during his speech had alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi remote-controls Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Replying to another question that Naveen Patanik is allegedly scared of Modi’s popularity, pat came the reply, “That’s not true”.
When the media sought Naveen Patnaik’s opinion on his elder sister Gita Mehta declining Padma Shri, he stated, “My sister has the right to do whatever she desires.”
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