Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Former General Manager of the Samaja, retired IAS officer Dandanirodh Mishra, has kept on records a secret money transaction between Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the then Chief of Servants of the People Society Manubhai Patel, which could have been captured by secret camera had he not timely alerted the Chief Minister over phone.
In a letter to Manubhai Patel, bearing the Samaja No.253/GM/2007 dated 25.07.2007, Mishra has written, “You are aware that I had saved you from embarrassment, humiliation and ignominy by requesting the Chief Minister to have a telephonic discussion with you when you were rushing to Puri on 15th November, 2006 to collect a sum of Rs.50.00 lakhs”.
Mishra has mentioned of a “scheduled programme” with the CM for receiving the money in person. But as, instead of meeting the CM as per the “scheduled programme”, he was “rushing to Puri” in response…
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