BJD has no rights to rule in Odisha: Amit Shah

Puri: BJP National President Amit Shah today launched a scatching attack on the Naveen Patnaik-led government in Odisha saying that the BJD has lost all the rights to rule in the state.

Addressing the ‘Mahila Samawesh- Mahila Shakti Kendra Sammelan’ in Puri, Shah said, “The way the State Government has functioned during its last three terms, it has no rights to rule further.”

Holding the government responsible for poverty in the state, Shah said many people of Odisha are leading poor life despite the fact that the state has abundant mines.

“With the blessings of mothers and sisters of Odisha, the BJP will form government in the state in the 2019 elections. In order to have a Chief Minister of the state belonging to BJP, I seek the support of the people of the state,” he said.

Shah also alleged that the State Government didn’t allow implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana of the Central Government in Odisha fearing that it might result in increase of popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state.

He also blamed the State Government for the death of 14 BJP workers in Odisha during the last 3 years and said that it will not stop the party from reaching out to people.

Shah also accused the government of trying to stop the benefits of Central Government schemes reach the people in the state.

“While Odisha is supposed to be at the top spot in the field of development, it is at rank one in terms of cases of misbehaviour towards women. The ruling BJD is no more functioning as per the ideals of late Biju Patnaik,” he said.

Seeking the support of people in the upcoming general elections, Shah said a BJP government in Odisha can transform the state into the number one state within five years.

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