Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (LocalWire) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Congress and alleged the three parties are looting Odisha in a coalition.
Kejriwal was in Odisha on Thursday to campaign for the upcoming Assembly and General Elections.
While addressing Samajik Nyaya Abhijan rally in Bhubaneswar, Kejriwal said: “There is no such thing as opposition in Odisha; they are all looting the state together.
Mining mafias are ruling the state and the parties are sharing seats during the election.”
“It’s high time for people of Odisha to decide whether they want the state to be ruled by mining mafias or by common people,” Kejriwal said.
He accused all other political parties of looting the country for past 70 years, which kept states like Odisha away from full-fledged development.
“Why countries, who got independence after India are way ahead in the race?” questioned Kejriwal.
“If given a chance, AAP can bring a Delhi like change in Odisha in terms of heath care, education and poverty,” he said.
During his first campaign in Odisha, Kejriwal also criticized the ruling BJD government on electricity cost per unit.
“Despite not producing electricity, per unit cost of electricity in Delhi is just Re. 1, while the same is Rs. 5.75 in Odisha,” he mentioned.
“The state government is to blame for Odisha’s education and health care condition,” the Delhi Chief Minister said.
“The government schools in Delhi are performing better than private schools and Mr Naveen Patnaik (Odisha CM) should visit Delhi to see how our government could achieve this feat,” he said.
Former Cabinet minister Srikant Kumar Jena severely criticized ‘two patnaiks’ (Naveen Patnaik and Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik) in state’s politics.
“It is necessary to change the corrupt government,” he said in his speech.
Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, former MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria, Odisha AAP Chief Nishikant Mahapatra, and organiser of Samajik Nyaya Abhijan Debi Prasad Prusti addressed the gathering.