The Odisha unit in-charge of the Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) D Purandeswari on Friday called upon the people of Odisha to vote smartly to overthrow the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government which has been in ruling the State since the past 22 years.
Addressing a presser at the party State headquarters in Bhubaneswar, Purandeswari accused the BJD of not only depriving the people of Odisha of the various welfare schemes and benefits but also it has also pushed the State into darkness in various other parameters.
Purandeswari highlighted that around 30 percent of Odias live below poverty line while 14 percent don't have roof over their heads, all thanks to the BJD regime.
“BJP believes that having a roof over head is a basic right of the citizens. But in Odisha, to sanction a house under Awas Yojana, the signing officer charges minimum Rs 20,000 as bribe and also demands Rs 2,000 to sanction a toilet under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,” the Odisha BJP in-charge said to drive home the deep-rooted corruption prevailing under the BJD rule in the State.
Purandeswari alleged that western Odisha has not received even a single house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. “But when election comes, BJD machinates various schemes for the citizens only to fool the public,” she charged.
The Centre has released 10 installments of PM Kisan but what has the Odisha government done apart from playing politics over OBC quota, questioned Purandeswari while claiming that not only the government has neglected the backward classes in elections but it has also committed the same in the field of education.
Expressing optimism for BJP's good show in the forthcoming polls, the senior saffron leader said the people of Odisha want a political change because they have realised who is actually working for their welfare.
“It is needless to say that most of the developmental works carried out in Odisha has been due to the Central government's efforts. We will reach out to each and every household in the coming days with the message of BJD's government’s inefficiency and failures, so that people can give a befitting reply to the ruling party,” said Purandeswari.
However, the response of BJD over the allegations couldn't be obtained.