This site was alone in exposing misdeeds of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his gang in Orissa government. Now most of media organizations have started exposing his misrule.
In the media, the active issue at the moment is hijacking of prime housing properties by Ministers under the umbrage of the Chief Minister. They attract penal prosecution for having affirmed their false statements as true under oath. But, as the CM is a collaborator, the prosecution machinery has not yet worked.
Convinced that the administration shall never act against the Ministers, civil society members have preferred to kickstart prosecution.
Police has been moved through FIRs to initiate action against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and four others of his gang under charges of corruption resorted to in government plot allocation. These Ministers are: Law Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh, Higher Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra, Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei, Revenue Minister Suryanarayan Patro and Panchayatiraj Minister Maheswar Mohanty.
It is not that the State’s anti-corruption wing is not aware of the offense. But administration of the State has become so corrupt that acting against corruption looks like acting against the State to the anti-corruption wing, specifically as, fellows from Ministers to Chief Minister are involved in corruption!
It is therefore good that the media community in its majority has started stripping this government and activists have come forward to invoke police action against the corrupt Ministers, which, notwithstanding how the police would work, should certainly make mass awakening more defined to put under leash the mad dogs of democracy.