Political Game Over 22nd AAC: BJP Shoots At BJD

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Bhubaneswar (Samaya Bureau): Hardly three days are left for the grand inaugural ceremony of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship at the Kalinga Stadium in the state capital. Before the athletes start competing on the track, politicians have already started playing the game they are best at.

The BJP today raised serious objections over photographs of Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Pattanaik being used in the advertisements for the athletics meet.

BJP General Secretary Prithiviraj Harichandan alleged that the government is using the event for gaining political mileage by using the photographs of the Chief Minister in the advertisements.

Echoing with Prthviraj, the Union  tribal affairs Minister Jual Oram complained that  the ruling BJD and its supremo Naveen were trying to project the event to their advantage. Jual informed that though he has been invited to take part in the opening ceremony, he would not be able to attend it due to other pressing engagements.