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Politicising everything is affecting progress, says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

NEW DELHI:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik lamented attempts to politicise every crime or action of an elected government, saying these steps hinder development of the country. “Elections are an essential feature of democracy. However, the hallmark of a mature democracy is that once elected, governments are meant to work for people, beyond party lines,” Patnaik said at the sixth governing council meeting of the Niti Aayog on Saturday.

“The kind of atmosphere where every incident or every action of the government is given political angles is a threat to the pace of development and peace in the country,” he said, reiterating his demand for ensuring higher women participation in elected legislatures.  The remarks of the Odisha chief minister that elected governments should be allowed to work came in the backdrop of the spokespersons of the NDA government at the Centre claiming on a number of occasions that protests are being orchestrated against any decision taken by the Centre.

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