Himansu Shekhar Rout

Former Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Debasis Nayak, who resigned from the party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government.

“The state government is hijacking all schemes and programmes of the Central government. Why is the government spending crores for BSKY cards while the Central government has introduced Ayushman Bharat,” he observed.

He further stated that the government is run according to certain rules and regulations, but the BJD government has no such rules and reformations.

The four-time MLA from Bari Assembly constituency lashed out at the government for not allowing journalists to enter the secretariat. “The secretariat is not anybody’s parental property. Journalists will move outside the Assembly when it will be in session. What do you think of people? The secretariat is the property of 4.50 crore people. It is not the property of the coterie that has been hatching all conspiracies,” he added.

Former Congress MLA from Attabira Nihar Mahananda, who had recently resigned from the party, joined the BJP in the presence of BJP state unit president Manmohan Samal and other veterans.

After joining the BJP, Mahanda told media, “Congress was heading toward its downfall. The party has failed to improve its organizational strength. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working hard for the development of the rural areas. We are inspired by his leadership and joined the BJP. 

BJP state unit president Manmohan Samal was happy over the joining of Nayak and Mahanada. He said, “Leaders of the BJD and Congress are joining the BJP. The corrupt BJD government is going to be overthrown. Over 4.5 crore Odia people have decided to allow the BJP to serve them.”

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