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Sanjeev Kumar Patro

Kendrapara/Balasore: On a day when Odisha is voting in six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly Constituencies, PM Narendra Modi seemed all brimming with confidence as addressing a Vijay Sankalp Samavesh in Kendrapara, he virtually foretold that the exit of Naveen Patnaik government is pre destined. He reiterated the same theme in Balasore also.

" I have been maintaining decorum in public as I wanted Naveen babu should bow out in dignity. But BJD's act of desperation in unleashing violence against BJP workers, like Bengal, compelled me to speak out. Naveen babu aapka Jana taya hain," thundered Modi.

In Balasore, Modi charged the BJD government of nourishing the 'demon' of corruption and making it a fearful monster.

The Prime Minister even sounded a note of warning in Kendrapara and Balasore, when he said, "A handful of officials cannot save you, Naveen babu,". Modi charged that some officials in the State have connived with the ruling BJD government in executing violence against BJP cadre. These officials have imprisoned the 'development' of State and it will not continue for long.

Calling the voters in Odisha 'Samajhdar' (Prudent), Modi said 'samajhdar' voters are now angry and the 'double-engine' is only a certainty in the State, a month hence on May 23. Modi then said, 'Rajya Sarkar', to which crowd chanted in unison 'Badaliba darkar'. Odisha voters are 'Samajhdar', nothing like 'Upar main Modi, Neeche aur koi' will ever happen in Odisha, he observed.

The crowd was in rapture when referring to Kendrapara, PM said the area is known as hub of plumbers, and will never fit a small pipe with a big one. Modi's 'big pipe' here was in reference to 'Centre' and 'small pipe' to 'State Government'.

The Prime Minister further claimed that a wave is sweeping the country in BJP's favour, and this wave is proving a challenge for the opposition parties.

"Desh main ek leher hai, aur yeh lehar, virodhiyon ke liye ek lalkar ban gayi hain," said Modi.

Without taking Rahul Gandhi's name, PM thundered that those who were hell bent on hoisting 'false graft charges' on us are now in the dock. The reference was likely meant at Rahul tendering an apology in Supreme Court yesterday for misquoting Supreme Court Judgement on Rafale deal.

Making a scathing attack on BJD government over rising sexual crimes against girl chid in Odisha, Modi assured the people that on coming to power BJP government in State will bring a paradigm change in security for women and girl children, . "My Government has stipulated capital punishment for sexual abusers," he reminded and stressed that women have been the central theme in Centre's all flagship schemes.

"BJP is not for power. We are an alternative vision for New India, New Odisha," said Modi and charged that the priority of BJD government is power, not development.

Highlighting his vision for development of State's coastal region, PM harped on Sagarmala, Brahmani waterways et al that would give a fillip to cheaper cargo transportation in the country.

PM also made a big statement in Kendrapara, when he said 'sabhi' (all) Kisan (farmers) in Odisha are going to avail the benefit of PM-KISAN, if BJP comes to power.

In Balasore, PM Modi referred to the successful launch of Mission Shakti, when Indian scientists achieved remarkable success as they shot down a live satellite in the low earth orbit. He said don't you feel proud of 'Mission Shakti'? As the crowd roared 'Yes', Modi sarcastically said Opposition parties are not feeling so.

Like the UP campaign, pitching himself to fore here, Modi in Balasore told the crowd “trust me, give me a chance and I will give you the Odisha of your dreams. In five years, Odisha will see five-times more development.”

Reacting to PM Modi 's bodyline attack on BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik, BJD ridiculed PM's assertion terming it as a pep up talk by PM to BJP cadres, who, BJD claims, are crestfallen as the saffron party has lost its steam during the last two poll phases in the State.

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