Vikash Sharma

Once again the BJP turned the heat on ruling BJD by accusing it of doing nothing for the development of Odisha in the last 25 years. While attending party’s ‘Ashirwad Samavesh’ in Bhubaneswar’s Salia Sahi, senior BJP leader and veteran actress Hema Malini on Friday stated that the party’s Lok Sabha candidate Aparajita Sarangi is trying her best to bring in a change to the lives of the slum dwellers at Salia Sahi and other places. The party in its manifesto has also promised Rs 50,000 cash vouchers to women, she said.

BJD Failed To Ensure Development: Hema Malini

“I have been frequently visiting Odisha. Here Congress ruled for 50 years and BJD for 25 years. Despite being a cultural hub and blessed with natural resources, the state has not been developed much as the BJD neglected the state,” alleged Hema Malini.

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working hard and ensuring development in the country, nothing much has been done in Odisha by the BJD government, she alleged.

“Despite several central schemes being brought by PM Modi, its benefits have not reached the poor here in Odisha. There would be all-round development once the double-engine government forms here. This will bring a massive change to the lives of people here. Odisha is also facing serious issues like malnutrition and the state government has not addressed the issue,” said the senior BJP leader.

PM Narendra Modi Ki Guarantee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured development in the country, be it providing drinking water, cooking gas or health facilities. Once there is double-engine government in Odisha, there will be massive development here, assured Hema Malini.

'Odisha Wants A CM Who Can Feel The Pain Of People'

BJP’s Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha candidate Aparajita Sarangi said the party has been working hard for the people of the Parliamentary constituency and projects in various sectors to the tune of Rs 8000 crore executed in the last 5 years.

“A lot of work has been done and a report card is published every year and a consolidated card of 5 years. Some work is left. The pattas provided by BJD are just mere documents as it doesn’t carry plot number, Khata number and other key information. 600 sqft of land and house will be provided to people once the BJP government comes to power,” said Sarangi.

According to Sarangi, the Modi government has done a lot of programmes for Odisha and for slum dwellers in 16 states where there is a BJP government. The BJD is going to exit from Odisha, she said.

“Yesterday, I saw CM Naveen Patnaik’s roadshow and earlier people saw PM Modi’s roadshow. There were no people during CM’s roadshow, and it shows that his popularity is dropping. The people of Odisha want an active, healthy CM and the one who feels the pain of people,” said Sarangi.

No comments obtained from BJD leaders over the allegations levelled by BJP leaders.

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