Coming down heavily on the ruling party, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra said, "The CMO has turned into a retired officers' club. Most of the retired officers were given reappointment at the CM's office making it a retired officers' club. When the state is struggling to provide employment to the youths, the reappointment of retired officers is really shocking."
"There are many dynamic officers in the state. What is the need of appointing retired officers, instead of recruiting them. The government is merely aiming at rehabilitating officers who will be their puppets," he added, demanding that the State government come out with a statement in the House.
Reacting to the allegations of the BJP, state Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pramila Mallick questioned the appointment of retired officers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office and other offices in Delhi's South Block.
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Mohan Charan Majhi, chief whip of the BJP, criticised BJD MLA Arun Sahu, who was removed from the ministry due to allegations in the Pari murder case. (ANI)