Will return money to chit fund investors within a year if voted to power: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Slamming the Odisha government for neglecting the demands of the investors duped by several chit fund companies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today promised to identify and return money to investors within a year if the party is voted to power in the upcoming elections.

Addressing a presser, senior BJP leader Biswa Bhusan Harichandan who also heads the party’s manifesto committee, today informed that the committee has decided to incorporate this promise in its manifesto.

“Over 22-lakh chit fund investors are protesting in various parts of Odisha and they are being misled by the State government. We will identify the investors within six months and return their money within the next six months if voted to power in Odisha,” said Harichandan.

In its manifesto, the saffron party has also decided to include the implementation of the sharecroppers’ legislation (Odisha Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2017), focus on irrigation facilities and establishment of cold storages in every block of the State.

The other promises include development of agriculture-based industries and the appointment of Odias in all small and large industries in the State.