Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Boudh/Nayagarh. Oct 9:
The people of Odisha, who have been cheated by the chit fund company, are the ‘star campaigner’ for BJP candidate Rudra Madhab Ray in the Kandhamal by election, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said while campaigning in the constituency today.
Addressing election meetings at various places in Boudh and Nayagarh districts coming under the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat, Pradhan said the people of Odisha would never support the party whose leader, ministers and MLAs had duped them in collusion with chit fund companies.
The coming of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre had ushered in an era of rapid development in the country with its ‘Jan Dhan’, ‘Swachh Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ schemes, the Union minister said adding the time had come for Odisha to become part of the national development process.
“Rudra Madhab Ray is a front-ranking leader of anti-Congress stock in the state, who has always preferred to be among the people. If he represents Odisha in the Lok Sabha, he will be able to find solutions to the myriad problems of the state with the help of Modiji,” Pradhan said urging the people to vote for Ray in large numbers.
The Union minister was accompanied by Ray and senior leaders of the BJP during his tour through the constituency.