BJP sounds war cry against ruling-BJD

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on the ruling-BJD, the BJP today said it has chalked out plans to reach out the people of the State and highlight corruption by the government.

The saffron party passed as many as 15 political resolutions including 10 on corruption issues at its State Executive meeting today which includes a blueprint to highlight chit fund scam, mining scam, sapling scam, cooperative bank loan scam and Omfed scam.

Besides, the party is also ready to highlight the rejection of Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme by the ruling-BJD and the duping of funds through Biju Yuva Vahini, Ama Gaon Ama Bikash yojana and the newly implemented food security scheme.

Member of the BJP National Executive, Pratap Sarangi said, “The State government is embroiled in several scams including pulses scam, sattu scam and CM Naveen Patnaik is the ‘ring leader of corrupt’. BJP will intensify its agitation against the ruling-BJD.”

Declining the charges, BJD spokesperson Amar Prasad Satpathy said, “It seems they (BJP) don’t have any agenda and are only to gain public attention by making such statements.”

Earlier in the day, Smriti Irani, Union Textiles Minister came down heavily on the state government saying that it has failed to provide security to women.

In his comments, BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra questioned, “While BJP activists are being arrested in other parts of the country for violence against women, why is she (Smriti Irani) mum on that.”

Expressing similar views, OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik said “Women are being neglected in BJP-ruled states so it has no right to make such statements.”