BJD Will Play Major Role In Govt Formation At Centre: Naveen Patnaik

Sonepur/Boudh/Phulbani: In the run-up to the general elections (Lok Sabha and Assembly polls), BJD supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today held his campaign trail for the Bolangir and Kandhamal parliamentary constituencies.  

Initiating his election campaign from Jaloae of Birmaharajpur assembly constituency (Sonepur district) under Bolangir parliamentary constituency, Naveen Patnaik said, “The tall leaders of the Centre are now shedding crocodile tears for Odisha. Ask them why hasn’t rail touched the district even after 72 years of Independence? Though the BJD Government has provided land free of cost and also funds, the rail connectivity is still elusive. Is this the sympathy for the poor people, farmers, weavers and all the people of Odisha?”

He also attacked, “The BJP Government at the Centre levied GST on the weavers. But, your BJD Government fought for you and the GST on hadloom got lessened. BJP supported Chhattisgarh to check Mahanadi water. But, your BJD Government moved the Supreme Court and got justice. They (BJP Government at Centre) did turn up during the drought. Not even provided financial aid. Same is the case with flood. Also didn’t lend financial aid. Now during the election they turn up for begging votes.”

“This time no national parties will get majority at the Centre. BJD will play a big role in the formation of government at the Centre,” asserted the regional satrap.

Here also he fumed, “The BJP Government at the Centre has conspired to stop KALIA scheme. Till I’m here, no body can stop KALIA Yojana.”

“On the very first day of the new BJD Government formed, the farmers will get Rs 10,000 towards the pending two installments,” he re-assured.

Reiterating that 4.5 crore people of Odisha are his family and he will keep on serving them till his last breath, Naveen appealed, “Bless me by casting your votes for conch symbol.”  

Besides this venue, he also addressed public meetings in Binika block (Sonepur district) under the Bolangir parliamentary constituency, at Baunsuni High School Padia under Kantamal assembly segment and at Puruna Cuttack under Boudh assembly segment, Daringibadi under G. Udaygiri assembly segment and Phiringia under Phulbani assembly segment, all within Kandhamal parliamentary constituency.