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10 February 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque


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Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday launched an attack on the BJP-led Centre for having ignored Odisha on several front since 2014. Taking on the saffron party over its ‘Pratisruti Samabesh’ in Odisha, the BJD said that the BJP should first fulfill their old promises and then make further commitments.

“During the course of this Samabesh, the BJP is promising jobs for youths, land record of rights, houses for the poor, toilets and drinking water facility in every house,” BJD General Secretary Sanjay Dasburma.

“It is only an irony that the BJP made same promises five years back in 2014 which were never fulfilled. The BJP leaders have time and again betrayed the people of Odisha with their false promises,” Mishra added.

General Secretary of Biju Krushak Janata Dal, Pratap Jena said that some of BJP's false promises are: special category status for Odisha, two crore jobs every year and Rs 15 lakh in each bank account.

“On the development front, the Mahanadi, Polavaram issues and coastal highway project has been neglected. There is a cost cutting in 33 projects and eight programmes have been completely stopped,” Jena said.

Jena added that it was Naveen Patnaik's vision and commitment due to which 20 lakh houses were constructed in the last five years. Under 'Basundhara' scheme 1.20 lakh beneficiaries have been allotted land. In the urban areas under 'Jaga' scheme 30,000 'Pattas' have been awarded.

“It was during the past 10 years of the BJD Government nine lakh youths were skilled and roads were built for 41,000 villages,” the BJD leaders added.

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Sanjay Dasburma, General Secretary, Biju Janata Dal

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Pratap Jena, General Secretary, Biju Krushak Janata Dal