BJD govt’s 3rd innings, 4th term: more brickbats, no signs of bouquets
Bhubaneswar: Even as the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) celebrated completion of three years in government for the fourth consecutive term, Opposition Congress and BJP today left no stone unturned to raise fingers at the regional party stating that it has failed on all fronts.
The Congress alleged the State is still backward in development index of the country even after 17 years of BJD rule.”The government has utterly failed in all fields as a result of which unemployment and poverty haunt people who are now fed up with the government. Now, it has to face the consequences”, PCC president Prasad Harichandan said at a press conference.
He stated BJD Government has also failed to provide electricity to 33 lakh households and piped water supply to people. Around 30 lakh people were affected by multi-crore chit fund scam, but they have not received a single penny so far, he added.
The Odisha congress chief also flayed both BJP and BJD for looting the State during the coalition government. “The BJD and BJP looted the State for nine years together and now BJD is doing the same alone”, he quipped.
“They (BJD) have done precious little in the last 14 years and are only giving emphasis on the last three years. That is the only reason to celebrate anniversary”, the Congress leader criticised.
The State BJP too came down heavily on the government dubbing it as a failure. “When eligible families failed to get ration cards and instead people like the Mayor and families of MLAs availed it, how could it be a successful government”, BJP vice-president of Odisha unit Sameer Mohanty questioned.