Himansu Shekhar Rout

National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) JP Nadda came down heavily on the BJD government in Odisha, accusing the ruling party of bribing the voters to win elections.

Nadda, who arrived in Odisha on Wednesday for the second time during the ongoing election season, addressed a meeting of the women party workers in a hotel in Bhubaneswar.

“The BJD wants to snatch away the voting rights of people. They are bribing women voters through SGHs,” he observed, adding that the Modi government will provide a voucher of Rs 50,000 to a woman of each family under the Subhadra Yojana.

He further stated that bureaucrats are running the government in Odisha. “Time has come for the people to say goodbye to the government. Odisha needs a government for the people and women's empowerment,” Nadda said.

No response was received from the BJD. 

Nadda will hold a roadshow from Mausi Maa temple to Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

Later, he will leave for Padampur in Bargarh where he will address a rally before moving to Sundargarh to attend another public meeting.

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