26 January, Bhubaneswar
Former President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to attend a function organized by the Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary Celebration Committee to release a book on former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik tomorrow.
The Book titled ” The tall man Biju Patnaik” is written by Rosa Muthaya Research Institute Chairman Sunder Ganeshan who has also authored book on Nehru and Kamraj.
Political stalwarts like former Prime Minister H D Deva Gowda, BJP leader L K Advani, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury and Editorial Director of New Indian Express Group Prabhu Chawla have given their consent to attend the function.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will preside over the function. Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary Celebration Committee Convenor and senior BJD leader Bed Prakash Agarwal said all Parliament Members, Ministers from
Convenor and senior BJD leader Debi Prasad Mishra denied any political motive behind the function.