Open talk with Deepak Patnaik, renowned Advocate
By;Manoj Kanta Dash,Editor & Pranaya Kumar Panda
Odishabarta: Welcome Mr Patnaik for an interview with us.
Deepak Patnaik: My Pleasure.
OB: Please tell us briefly you and your profession (?).
Father,Late Krushna Charan Patnaik,
Wife,Late Sanghamitra Patnaik
Daughters Miss Upasana & Miss.Salona
OB:Ohh so nice briefing.
OB: Why you choose to be a Politician (?) You are well known as a veteran advocate of Berhampur city (?).
DP: I don’t want to work under any since my schooling So, I decided for such a profession where I can do my work to the people without any compulsion.
OB: When you started this (?).
DP: I started this occupation (Advocate) on 2nd Oct,1986 and joined at Berhampur Bar Association.
OB: But we know you too with active Politics in Congress Party(?).
DP: Right, I belong to a political family background.
My grandfather late Uma Charan Patnaik who was a Member of Parliament ,Lok Sabha (Independent) from Ghumusara constituency.
OB: So you followed his path and opt for Politics (?).
DP: Yes to some extent correct but in subsequent stage my father late Krushna Charan Patnaik was in active politics as well as a learned advocate.
Soon after the crisis of Indian National Congress (INC) during the year 1977 my father contested from Berhampur assembly segment in the year 1980 against the former Chief Minister late Binayak Acharya and my Dad won the assembly seat with a margin of 65 thousand and late Acharya lost his deposit (!).
After that he assigned as Minster, Law, Commerce and Transport of Odisha in JB Patnaik Government.
OB: Surprised (!). But any contribution (?).
DP: Yes during his tenure the Bhubaneswar Court and Gopalpur Port,Ganjam are major contributions both are in front.
OB: Good. But you didn’t say about Congress (?).
DP: It’s much better now a days. Congress has improved a lot as well as this party has taken an active part in the freedom moment, formation of Banking services, women’s empowerment etc..
OB: Friend you presented something National level. My question please tell us about Pradesh Congress, Odisha (?).
DP: While Prasad Harichandan taken over the charge as party president of Odisha period there was some internal disturbances developed in our party but later I understood the reason, but he is having a good personality and having good leadership quality.
OB: What about present PCC,President Mr Niranjan Patnaik (?).
DP: Good and experienced.
OB: Do you think your party will perform better result in coming general election, 2019 (?).
DP: Yes I am sure.
OB: Fine Mr Patnaik, please tell us your profile (?).
DP: In the year 1979-28 I was a student leader.
Elected as Senate member of Berhampur University.
Vice Chairman of Jr.Red Cross, Khalikote College unit in the year 1980.
Elected (uncontested) as President of Berhampur Urban Co-Op Bank.
Elected to state Bar council as member two terms i.e 2002-07 and 2014 - 19.
Elected (uncontested) as General Secretary, Ganjam Bar Association 1991 and 1992.
OB: Hobby and Food (?).
DP: A playing cards, reading Books and food choice is pure Vegetarian.
OB: Last question Mr Patnaik, your memorable experience being an Advocate for a long time (?).
DP: During the year 2014 top Maoist leader Mr Sabya Satchi Panda engaged me as advocate and basing the constitutional rights on dated.18/07/2014 as I convinced the court and got a order as per the law. The Honable’court and I have been engaged to fight the cases of Sabya Satchi Panda.
OB: Number of cases (?).
DP:As on date the total cases are 134.Sorry please don’t ask any more since the cases are pending before the Honable’Court.
OB: Yes we too Honour to the law my Dear. I know this and respect.
OB: So, Mr Patnaik, many thanks for your thoughtful presentation and share your feelings with us. Namaskar.
DP: Namaskar Mr Dash.