Sam Pitroda resigns as Tech Advisor to Odisha Govt

Sam Pitroda resigns as Tech Advisor of Odisha Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations into rest, leading Technocrat Sam Pitroda has resigned as the Technical Advisor to Odisha Government, retaining his new post as the Chairman of Overseas Congress Department of the AICC.

The Odisha BJP had earlier sought Pitroda’s dismissal saying he acted as a middleman between CM Naveen Patnaik and Gandhi family, the charge rejected by the BJD as well as Pitroda.

Meanwhile, CM Naveen Patnaik has accepted Pitroda’s resignation and thanked him for his valuable contribution towards the development of IT industry in Odisha.

The BJP has welcomed the development, but took a dig at Naveen, saying Pitroda dumped BJD for Congress.