Mishra said in 2014 when the Congress led UPA exited from power at the Centre, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was nearly eight per cent.
When Opposition political parties including Congress are trying to raise the issue at the national and state level, the BJD is trying to suppress the issue, he said.
The ensuing bypoll to Balasore Assembly seat has become more interesting with Congress dithering over the choice of candidate.
Factional fight in the State unit has also affected functioning of the frontal organisations.
Taking strong exception to such a statement from Majhi, Congress whip in Assembly and the tribal leader’s rival in Koraput politics Taraprasad Bahinipati has demanded his immediate expulsion.
Senior Congress MLA Suresh Routray said that 13 senior leaders, including some former presidents of the OPCC, are in the race for replacing Patnaik.
Niranjan Patnaik demanded that people should be taken into confidence about the financial condition of the State.
However, the ruling BJD dismissed the allegations as baseless. BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra maintained that the Government never paid a single penny beyond the actual rate.
So far, over 2.14 lakh migrant workers have returned to Odisha since May 3 by trains, buses and other vehicles.
Government has made a provision for establishing an isolation centre in each of panchayats by spending Rs 5 lakh.