BJP Conspired To Sell Chilika Our Mother, Pride & Glory Of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik
Khurda: Carrying out his election campaign and canvassing for party MP (Puri Lok Sabha seat) candidate as well as the MLA candidates concerned, BJD supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took a potshot at the Centre’s BJP Government alleging that it had conspired to sell Chilika that is revered as our mother, pride and glory of Odisha.
“BJP had conspired to sell Chilika which provides livelihood to thousands of people and happens to be our mother. Chilika has provided livelihood to thousands of fishermen. I will not let the conspiracy work till my last breath,” burst Naveen at Banapur under Chilika Assembly segment of Khurda district as well as comes under the Puri parliamentary constituency.
He also had his electioneering at Ranapur of Nayagarh district under the same Puri parliamentary constituency.
Coming down heavily on the BJP, Naveen Patnaik ridiculed, “BJP remained in power at the Centre for five years. What is their achievement? Rich became richer while the poor turned poorer. This is the achievement of BJP.”
“The BJP Government had conspired to sell Chilika which provides livelihood to thousands of people and happens to be our mother. Chilika has provided livelihood to thousands of fishermen. BJP Government at the Centre had tried to assault the livelihood of thousands of fishermen. Your BJD Government has checked BJP’s conspiracy. Chilika is our mother, the pride and glory of Odisha. I will not let the conspiracy work till my last breath,” burst Naveen at Banapur under Chilika Assembly segment of Khurda district as well as comes under the Puri parliamentary constituency.
Raising the coastal highway issue, Naveen said, “The BJP Government at the Centre wants to demolish the houses of lakhs of people and expand the old coastal highway.”
“Shall we protect the people’s interests or the interests of the contractor?,” he questioned the public.
As per Naveen Patnaik’s itinerary for the electioneering, he would arrive in Brahmagiri assembly constituency to campaign for the BJD candidates in the afternoon.
It also includes a mega road show from Satapada to the pilgrim town of Puri.
Sources said that the BJD supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister would also have the ‘darshan’ of the holy trinity at Sri Mandir of Lord Jagannath to seek blessings.
The hi-tech bus, carrying Naveen Patnaik would also cover Satyabadi and Pipili assembly constituencies during the next leg road show from Puri to Bhubaneswar in the late afternoon and evening hours.