Launching a stinging attack on the BJD government in Odisha, senior Congress leader A Chellakumar on Friday alleged that the murder of democracy has taken place in the state which lacks political governance as a few bureaucrats are ruling in the name of the chief minister.
Chellakumar, who is AICC's Odisha in-charge, also accused the Naveen Patnaik government of neglecting development activities and ruined the state in all spheres during its 21 years of rule.
He claimed the works done by the Congress in the past have been "shattered".
"Unfortunately, the murder of democracy has taken place here, and one or two bureaucrats have taken over the administration in their hands for their self-interest," the Congress MP told reporters here.
Chellakumar is visiting the state ahead of the by- polls in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol assembly constituencies on November 3.