Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: Many leaders, MLAs and workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan accusing the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of hijacking the flagship schemes of the Centre in Odisha.

The national party has alleged that BJD has hijacked Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), and undemocratically changed the name of the scheme to Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana.

As per reports, the protesters will submit a memorandum to the Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lal demanding action against the ruling BJD.

Slamming the ruling BJD, BJP leader Bhrugu Baxipatra, said, “This sole aim of the protest is to condemn Odisha government’s attempt to misuse the Centre's aid of PMAY. They are illegally spending the funds sanctioned under PMAY on Biju Pucca Ghar. We are trying to reach the central leadership through the Governor.”

However, no comments could be obtained from any of the BJD leaders over the allegations levelled by BJP.

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