BHUBANESWAR: Even as Chief Ministers of most opposition political parties are busy slamming the demonetisation decision of the Centre to grab political brownie points, Naveen Patnaik seems to have 'wowed' the social media with his style.
The Twitteratti has heaped praises on the Odisha CM for staying clear of political one-upmanship and instead focusing on measures which could bring relief to people. Naveen's post ''Reviewed post-demonetisation situation & directed special measures to ensure hasslefree services for all & especially to those in interiors'' not only was retweeted and liked over 2,000 times in the last 24 hours but was engaged over one lakh times during the same period. While social media is known to be unforgiving and and trolls ruthless, @Naveen_Odisha's post was hailed by most with the twitteratti acknowledging his action.
''Spoken like a true leader. Instead of torpedoing the position of government, you are looking to reduce the impact on masses,'' read the tweet by @maheshneel, a start-up entrepreneur. A number of responders also termed the Odisha CM's action of not choosing to criticise the demonetisation as 'statesman-like' and urged his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to take a cue from the BJD chief. ''Sir, I appreciate the communication over and above the political ideologies,'' read the post by @scpatodia, a chartered accountant.
The CM had asked the administration to stay in touch with banks and ensure that people are not hassled to get cash. He had also urged RBI to cover unbanked gram panchayats through mobile banking and ensure payments to beneficiaries of MGNREGA and old age pension.