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Odisha CM’s sister Gita Mehta declines Padma Shri

Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 09:29 AM
Gita Mehta, sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, declined Padma Shri award. Gita, a US citizen, was among 94 people selected for the Padma Shri. In a press note release from the New York, Gita said that she was honoured for considering her as worthy for Padma Shri Award. “With great regret, I am declining award as there is a general election and the timing of the award might be misconstrued, causing embarrassment to the Odisha government and myself,” she stated.
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