Reported by Chinmaya Dehury/Edited by Swetaparna Mohanty
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17:
Odisha BJP president KV Singhdeo today castigated the ruling BJD for its poor management of local bodies and for not having any Comprehensive Development Plan for the local urban bodies of the state.
“No concrete development and improvement has taken place in the municipalities of the state. In fact most of the works that were started have been left incomplete or halfway. Many of the cities are facing acute problems of water supply and sewerage due to these part implemented schemes and projects,” Singhdeo said after completing the hectic campaign for urban polls scheduled to be held on September 19.
Describing the track record of the BJD-run urban bodies as dismal, Singhdeo said, the BJP run municipalities were adjudged the best and awarded by the state government.
In 2009-10, Patnagarh Municipality, held by the BJP, was adjudged the best municipality in the state. The same municipality did a repeat performance the next year and bagged the same title, Singhdeo said.
The state BJP chief alleged that the ruling party and Congress have developed an unholy nexus to loot the people of Odisha.
“There are many cases that have exposed the secret nexus between the ruling BJD and the Congress. Both are looting the people. At such a juncture BJP is the only option left for the people which can provide good governance,” said the BJP president.