36 scams taint BJD’s 18 years of rule in Odisha: BJP

Bhubaneswar: At a time when BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik highlighted the major achievements of his government today after entering into the fifth year of his fourth term, the Bharatiya Janata Party leveled allegations against the ruling BJD citing as many as 36 instances of corruption of the state government in the past 18 years.

BJP State president Basant Panda, at a presser organised at the party headquarters, filed a “charge sheet” in which he highlighted 36 scams allegedly with involvement of the ruling government.

“In these 18 years of BJD rule, the people of Odisha have been living a miserable life due to the corrupt government. BJP will reach out to people and highlight the corruption of the Naveen-led government involving ministers, criminals, goondas and many others. Through a charge sheet, I am highlighting 36 such scams of the government,” stated Panda.

The list of scams produced by the BJP included Rs 22,901 crore chit fund scam, Rs 20,000 crore MNREGA scam, Rs 28,000 crore forest land scam & Rs 59, 000 crore mining scam, Rs 700 crore Dal scam,  Rs 3000 crore government land scam, Rs 1122 crore PC for Pucca House, Rs 3 crore job fair scam, Rs 720 crore toilet construction scam, Rs 18000 crore Balighat scam, Rs 18000 crore paddy procurement scam, Rs 200 crore OKCL scam, Rs 1200 crore concrete road construction scam, Rs 836 crore irrigation scam, Rs 1900 crore Anganwadi Sattu scam, Rs 500 crore Midday Meal rice scam, Rs 30000 crore for PC Government, Rs 10000 crore farm loan scam, Rs 3500 crore Jaika scam, Rs 1500 crore city bus scam, Rs 1400 crore Gopabandhu Grameen Yojna scam and many others.

On the other hand, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik too lambasted the State government on the completion of four years of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s fourth term in office.

Niranjan alleged that the government has not done any good to Odisha rather it has destroyed it. The government had given many hopes to people but has failed miserably in fulfilling any of those, commented Niranjan.