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BJP Has Lost People’s Faith In Last 5 Yrs, Losing Every Election: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik


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23 April 2019

Pramod Kumar Das


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Balasore: After exercising his franchise at State capital city Bhubaneswar, BJD supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today plunged into his ongoing electioneering for which he initiated his public addresses in a bid to canvass for his party candidates (both MPs and MLAs) of Balasore and Bhadrak parliamentary as well as assembly constituencies here.

Addressing the general voters at Simulia here and Basudevpur in adjacent Bhadrak district, he burst, “BJP formed government at the Centre in 2014. People expected a lot from it. BJP has lost people’s faith in the last five years. Post demonetization, the poor have become poorer. GST compelled people to lose employment. Didn’t do anything for the farmers. Hence, BJP is losing every electoral battle like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab. Why did BJP lose in all these states?”

Naveen further ridiculed, “Hectic electioneering was held in Gujarat. The assembly seats of Gujarat are 182. In 2017 election, BJP has bagged only 99. It will keep on losing more. BJP is losing across the country.”

Taking a potshot, the regional satrap remarked, “The big leaders of BJP remember Odisha only during election. They didn’t turn up during flood, Phailin, Titli, Hudhud and drought. Now they have come to beg votes by shedding crocodile tears.”

 “4.5 crores people of Odisha are my family. I’ll keep on serving the people till my last breath. Bless me and cast your vote for conch symbol,” appealed the BJD chief.  

He also committed here, “40 lakh farmers have already benefitted from KALIA Yojana. But, the BJP Government at the Centre has conspired to stop this scheme. No one can stop KALIA Yojana till I’m here. On the very first day of the BJD Government is formed, all these farmers will get the pending assistance of two installments at a time in shape of Rs 10,000.”

Further committed, “While the Central scheme allows only Rs 5 lakh health benefits for the women, our Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) assures double amount for the women, Rs 10 lakh.”

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha