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Promises In BJP Manifesto 2019 Already Fulfilled By BJD In Odisha

08 April 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

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Bhubaneswar: What the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seeks to achieve through its 2019 Election Manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls has already been achieved by the good governance of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha, said BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra on Monday.

While the BJP claims of providing 33 per cent reservation for women, it has already been provided by the BJD for Parliament. Out of 21 Lok Sabha seats, women have been nominated for nine seats.

When the BJP is pondering to double the farmers income in next five years, the data of NSSO, a central government organisation, proves that it has already been done by the BJD Government over the past ten years in Odisha.

In regard of health development, the BJP should learn from BJD and its Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana as well as the promise by party supremo-cum-Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to place in the manifesto for providing Rs 10 lakh health assurance for women of Odisha, the highest in the country in this programme.

While the BJP claims to work towards skill development, BJD has skilled 9 lakh youths in five years and has been awarded as the No.1 State in India by the Central Government for making Skilled in Odisha a global brand.

While the BJP failed to improve the national highway condition which is in a precarious condition in the State, it did not lay a single inch on ground for the Coastal Highway. On the other hand the BJD Government laid a record of 41,000 Kilometers of rural roads in past 10 years.

The BJP has stopped even the SC/ST scholarships that were due from Centre as well as stopped Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) and KBK Yojana which would have helped the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe people in Odisha. On the other hand the BJP should learn from the BJD in terms of providing 9 Special Development Councils for developing the Tribal-dominated areas as well as providing Hostels for 5 lakh Tribal children in the state.

BJP has been talking about development of Railways which it has failed to do over the past five years, taking 20,000 crores from Odisha and spending only 1000 Crores per annum. Despite being provided free land and 50 per cent construction cost, BJP did not lay railway lines to Nabarangpur and Malkangiri, causing great pain to the people of those regions as well as of Odisha.

Let BJP learn from Biju Janata Dal good governance and what it is proposing to do in the next five years have been achieved by BJD for the people of Odisha. If it wants to learn best practices, let it learn from the Biju Janata Dal, said Patra.

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Sasmit Patra, Spokesperson, BJD