Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, April 10:
Maintaining that BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi can give a stable and corruption-free government at the Centre, yoga guru Baba Ramdev today said Naveen Patnaik cannot fulfill the aspirations of the people of Odisha at Centre even if the BJD is given votes for Parliament seats.
“I want the people of Odisha to play a pivotal role in making Modi the Prime Minister of India after the elections. He can bring black money and increase mineral royalty, a demand that the state government has been making all along. It does not come under the ambit of the Naveen Patnaik government to increase royalty,” said Ramdev at a press conference here.
He, however, left it to the people to decide on Assembly polls in Odisha.
Ramdev also predicted that Naveen may be ally of NDA after the elections.
“Since Naveen is yet to decide on his next move about formation of the government at the Centre, people should not be confused. Who can say, Naveen Patnaik led BJD may be a partner after the elections,” said the yoga guru adding that Modi can protect the mineral and increase the royalty.
Even though the yoga guru raked up the multi-crore mining scam issue, he refrained from blaming the BJD government despite the fact that the Shah Commission has recommended CBI probe into the role of the government in facilitating the loot of minerals from the state.
Ramdev did not give a definite answer when asked whether the mining scam should be handed over to CBI or not. He rather blamed the Congress for loot of minerals in the state. “After Modi comes to power, we will conduct inquiry into every scam. We will also start the process to bring black money within 100 days of coming to power,” said Ramdev.
He also lashed out at the Congress and its president Sonia Gandhi branding her as ‘looter bahu’ of the country.