Bhubaneswar, Dec 25 (LocalWire) Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Naveen Patnaik for allegedly betraying people of the state.
“Both Modi and Naveen Patnaik are betraying people. The CM announced 75% irrigation in each block. Has he got it done in even one out of 314 blocks? He thinks Odisha is a land of fools?” said Niranjan.
“The unholy nexus between the BJP and the BJD is no longer a secret,” he said.
On Monday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongman Modi accused Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government for farmers’ plight in Odisha.
Addressing a public rally at Khurda on Monday, Modi said: “The Odisha government is depriving farmers of central government benefits. Why has it not adopted the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana scheme that is meant for timely payouts to the kisans during crop loss?”
“The BJP is committed to all-round development of all farmers in Odisha and rest of India. We want to give them what they deserve. We are working on linking mandis to the internet and also set up more cold storages,” he added.
Modi further blamed the Odisha government for not working for the overall development of the state.
“Why is Odisha still lagging behind in sanitation? Why Odisha youths have to migrate to other states for jobs? Why women and children are dying of malnutrition? Why there are not enough doctors at hospitals? Why there is still drinking water problem in major parts of Odisha? The government needs to come up with honest answers to work transparently for the development of its people,” said Modi.