Kalahandi, April 2 (LocalWire): Narendra Modi upped the ante against the ruling BJD and the Congress alleging that both parties conspired against the poor during the rally here today and said he was confident of a ‘double engine government’ in Odisha.
‘Both the BJD and the Congress have used the poor farmers in the state as ‘vote bank’ and later betrayed them after coming to power. A large number of people are migrating to other states in search of work,’ he stated during his second visit to the state.
He took stage and spoke to the people in Odia ‘Mora Bhawanipatna bhai behen mane apan marke sabke juhar,’ and further asked the crowd ‘Apan manke kemta achan?’
The Prime minister accosted the BJD government over chit fund and mining scams. ‘The state’s natural resources could have been utilized to enrich the lives of the poor but have instead been given to chit fund and mining mafias,’ he said.
‘Do you want mafia and looters or a chowkidar?’ he questioned. He stressed that during its two-decade-rule, the BJD government has gone neck-deep into corruption and has come between the PM-KISAN scheme and farmers.
The PM in a convincing tone told the crowd, ‘Delhi is rife with news of Odisha ushering in an electoral wonder by bringing the BJP to power and I congratulate you in advance for this.’
He also highlighted various achievements of his party during the five years of rule at the Centre, ‘24 lakh houses in Odisha have access to electricity, 8 lakh people have pucca houses, 40 lakh poor households have got gas connections, 1.40 crore bank accounts have been opened and 50 lakh toilets constructed in the last five years which have been possible because of your votes.’