Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
As severe load shedding is torturing Orissa, we deem it proper to dwell upon the past that has given birth to the present predicament.
In the preceding posting, my attached Oriya article depicts the details of how the then chief minister Biju Patnaik had sabotaged the State by obliterating the Orissa State Electricity Board to amass personal wealth, as suggested by the shrewdly executed scam involving a foreign firm called K.P.M.G. Management Consultant.
The situation has become catastrophic in the ongoing regime of his son, as established by unprecedented power-cut in the rainy season at the moment.
I am giving yet another dose of my dealing with the subject in Oriya language, published then in my column SINGHABALOKANA for the people of Orissa to know the footprints of treachery that has overwhelmed the State.
The attached article is scanned from my book of the same title and carries the date of its first publication in Orissa’s mainstream major, The Sambad.