Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said that a probe into the alleged corruption in Central schemes in Odisha will be initiated soon.
Thakur is on a two-day visit to Odisha to take part in various programmes in the State along with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Addressing a presser at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar, Thakur said that Odisha has got more funds during the tenure of NDA than UPA. Moreover, he harped upon the proper use of the funds in the State.
The Union Minister further stated that a probe into corruption in various Central schemes will be initiated in Odisha as done in West Bengal, where action was taken against corruption in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity has increased by 78 per cent and BJP will fight the election on its own strength. PM Modi is true to his own words and he believes in action. Modi government has no discrimination. The mantra of the Modi government is ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikash’. Odisha has received more funds during the tenure of NDA than UPA. However, these funds under different schemes are to be used and implemented properly,” said Thakur.
The Union Minister also urged the Odisha government to ensure a speedy implementation of the ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ to bring a change in the lives of women in the State.
“Central schemes of the Modi government are always in the interest of the poor people, especially women, of the country. I urge the Odisha government to ensure speedy implementation of the ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ to bring a change in the lives of women in the State,” said Thakur.
On Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently dubbing the Opposition as ‘anti-development’ and ‘anti-people’, Thakur stated that all BJP workers and leaders are dedicated to serving the people of the country. “The country has witnessed a massive change in terms of development in the last nine years... Modi ji never dubs anyone as anti-people or anti-India. One can be anti-government, but no one can be anti-people,” he added.
Earlier, both Thakur and Pradhan were accorded a warm welcome upon their arrival at the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar.