Vikash Sharma

BJP National president JP Nadda on Thursday came down heavily on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for its failure in addressing the basic issues concerning people in the state.

While addressing the Karyakarta Sammelan in Bhubaneswar, Nadda stated that the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government was dipped in corruption and urged people to throw such government out of power here.

“It is really unfortunate that there is corruption in Odisha which is not possible due to the involvement of its leaders. Fake bills are created under MNREGA. The Centre has provided money, but patients are suffering and pregnant women are giving birth to children on roadside. What kind of governance is prevailing here,” questioned Nadda.

The BJP chief alleged that Odisha is lagging behind in health sector. Similarly, most of the welfare schemes of the Modi-government are being hijacked here. Citing the example of PM Awaas Yojna, Nadda alleged BJD is labelling the scheme and allotting houses as Biju Pucca Ghar here.

Here in Odisha, the saviour has turned into oppressor. One can easily imagine what kind of governance is being provided from the fact that there have been murder allegations against three ministers of the ruling BJD, alleged Nadda. The Odisha government is not implementing the Ayushman Bharat Yojna, thereby depriving around 60 lakh families in Odisha to avail the benefits of the scheme. Nadda also slammed the BJD-led government in Odisha by raking up the Ratnabhandar issue.

“Even the treasure of the Lord is not safe here. Some say that Ratnabhandar’s key is lost and others say the key is duplicate. What can the people expect under such circumstances. It is time to show such people the exit door,” said Nadda.

According to Nadda, the BJP government at the centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done a lot of welfare activities over past eight years which has brought a lot of changes in the government. But here despite being in power for over 20 years, the BJD has failed miserably as pregnant women are forced to deliver babies along roadside due to absence of basic amenities. “A new chapter for development of Odisha is being written.

The first tribal President of the country is also from Odisha. Earlier during the time of Congress, it distributed Revdis. But now over 15 Padma award recipients were from Odisha. Time has come for the double engine government in Odisha,” Nadda added.

Nadda Slams Congress

The BJP National President also targeted the Indian National Congress. “Today, we are fighting the Congress, but the party no longer remains a national or Indian as it has become the party of a brother and a sister. We are now fighting with the family-based parties, said Nadda.

According to Nadda, BJP is the largest party in the world. During Covid-19 pandemic, most of the political parties and their leaders were missing and went into quarantine or isolation. But lakhs of BJP workers joined the campaign and provided food packets and masks to crores of people.