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UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s Criticism On Odisha Govt Baseless: BJD


20 February 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: Soon after Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a scathing attack on BJD-ruled Odisha Government during his speech at Bhawanipatna today, BJD has dubbed his criticism as baseless and also pooh-poohed his bragging on this soil.

BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb countered, “The criticism against the State Government here made by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh during his visit to Odisha is baseless. He should rather reply first that BJP had come to power in Uttar Pradesh after promising loan waiver. When the loan was waived by him, the people amazingly received Rs 15, Rs 17, Rs 20 and Rs 100. How far did it benefit the farmers?”

“On the other hand, KALIA Yojana has been lauded by all agriculture scientists, economists, State Governments and even his own Prime Minister has accepted it as a good scheme. So far corruption in KALIA Yojana has been alleged by him, no way any such question arises because all money remittance is straight from the State coffers to the account of the beneficiary. There is no middleman. Hence, it is an absolutely baseless allegation,” he asserted.

Deb also asserted, “There is no question of repletion of Panchayat poll result in Odisha. We’re confident that BJD will certainly bag over 100 seats in the assembly election.”

On the housing scheme allegation made by the UP CM, the BJD spokesperson pooh-poohed, “There is no government in India that could build 20 lakh houses in two years under the scheme. Kindly stop boasting over here in Odisha.”

Countering the UP CM’s criticism on the rice scheme implemented in Odisha, the senior BJD leader argued, “In pursuance of the Constitutional provision, the Centre has to supply food to all the States through PDS. It’s a constitutional obligation for any Government at the Centre. Centre used to give at a rate and we lowered the price investing from our State Government’s funds and being supplied to the people. It is well known. It is nothing new. We implemented this scheme in October, 2008 while you (UP CM) are objecting to it in 2019.”

“The people of Odisha are well aware of the facts and thus, there is no need for your suggestions and advice,” the BJD spokesperson quipped.

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Pratap Keshari Deb, Spokesperson, BJD

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Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh