Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar/ Baleswar/ Baripada, Apr 16:
Former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said his party was the only viable alternative before the people who have been subjected to a regime of misrule and corruption, perpetrated on them by the Congress at the Centre and the BJD in Odisha.
Addressing a number of election rallies at several places, including Pandasuni in Baleswar district and Morada in Mayurbhanj district, Gadkari asked the people to reject the Congress which was responsible for the misery of the people across the country over the last 10 years.
“During the last ten years the country has suffered immeasurably because of the massive corruption and unbridled inflation under the Congress-led UPA, “ he said.
Gadkari said the people should remember that it was the Congress that has ruled the country for the largest length of time since Independence and hence responsible for the crippling poverty that one finds across the country today.
The former BJP president said the Congress since the Indira Gandhi days has been using the ‘garibi hatao’ slogan only to garner votes.
He claimed, it was only during the NDA regime that the country saw development at the grass roots,strengthening of road connectivity and an effective check on inflation.
Gadkari reminded the people it was under the NDA rule that steps were taken for the construction of concrete roads in around 1.7 lakh villages in the country.
While claiming that the BJP ruled states were on the fast track as far as development is concerned, Gadkari hit out at the BJD government in Odisha, accusing it of neglecting agriculture and forcing farmers to commit suicide due to its anti-farmer policies.