By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar:
Nero was away from Rome, in Antium, when the fire broke out. And it is said that he was playing fiddle during the great fire in AD 64.
Here is a photo posted on twitter by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, yesterday. The Photo is a bird-eye view of flooding along river Mahanadi at Satkosia gorge.
When many parts of the state suffers from severe flood, instead of sharing shoulders with the people CM shares this photo describing it as ”a breathtaking view of majestic Mahanadi meandering through Satkosia gorge bringing joy & hope to Odisha”.
People expect the state chief at least to take stock of their situation from the sky, not to take majestic images.
OK. Fine. We may accept this photo as CM’s love for nature. But irony, you will not find a single tweet on flood on his twitter handle.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 29, 2017
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