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BJP’s Main Agenda Is Lie, Violence & Goondagiri, Losing Battle Across Country This Time: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

22 April 2019


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Jagatsinghpur: Carrying further his electioneering for the party candidates (both Lok Sabha and Assembly seats) of Jagatsinghpur and Jajpur having polls in the fourth and final phase on April 29, BJD supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched a scathing attack on political bête noire BJP remarking that its defeat has been a foregone conclusion this time across the country as its main agenda is lie, violence and goondagiri (hooliganism).    

Initiating his election campaign at Niali assembly constituency under Jagatsinghpur parliamentary constituency, the BJD chief burst, ““BJP’s main agenda is lie, violence and goondagiri. BJP has made criminals on bail the candidates. The people will give befitting reply to BJP. BJP is losing across country this time.”

Stating, “The new voters are ignorant of the fact that the Super Cyclone of 1999 had devastated Odisha then. We depended on the other States for the relief measures” and arguing, “Now the situation has changed, it’s no more. We are no more importing rice from other States as we are now a model State in it. We are now helping other States like Kerala,” Naveen questioned, “Isn’t it a change?”

He went on elucidating, “For our food security we used to import rice from other States. Today we are supplying rice to other States. Isn’t it a change? Today we are able to offer food security to entire Odisha. Isn’t it a change? Odisha was a poor State. Odisha is most ahead in reducing poverty. Isn’t it a change?”

He further added, “There were only three government medical colleges in Odisha in 2000. Now there are nine government medical colleges in our State. Isn’t it a change? All people of the State are availing free healthcare service under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY). Isn’t it a change? Today Odisha is the sports capital of the country. We have been able to host World Cup Hockey successfully. Isn’t it a change?” Rs 4.5 lakh crore investment has been made in Odisha. Isn’t it a change?” All these have been possible due to your blessings and cooperation.”  

Soon after Niali, he addressed the voters of Balikuda-Ersama, Paradip, Tirtol and Jagatsinghpur assembly segments.

Later in the afternoon, the regional satrap is slated to canvass for votes in Jajpur parliamentary constituency and also hold mega road show via Bari mount, Kuakhia, Jaraka, Chandikhol and Chhatia from where he would wind up his election campaign for the day and go back to Bhubaneswar, as per the itinerary.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha