Jagatsinghpur, April 2 (LocalWire): Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who was in the state to rally for BJP candidates, had to leave a meeting midway due to heavy rain and storm today.
Chauhan was addressing a meeting at Khosalpur in Paradip Assembly constituency in favour of BJP candidate Sampad Swain when heavy rains and storm lashed the area. Chauhan had to let go of his chopper and take a car back to Bhubaneswar.
But in the 15-20 minutes that he got to speak, Chauhan targeted the ruling party and the Congress for failing to develop the state and urged the people to bring in change by giving a chance to the BJP for a holistic development in the state.
He expressed confidence that BJP would form the government in the state because the Modi government sincerely worked for the welfare and development of the poor and people belonging to scheduled tribes and scheduled castes and the people of Odisha would also want the same to happen in the state.
He pulled up the BJD government for its inability to provide jobs, supply safe drinking water and also for failing to provide doctors in health centres.
Earlier, he attended another meeting at Redhua to lend support to BJP candidate Ramakant Bhoi for Tirtol Assembly seat.
Here, too, he drew a lukewarm response with just a handful of BJP workers participating. Other BJP leaders Baidhar Mallick, Upendra Biswal, Lalatendu Badu were also present in this meeting.