PM Modi in Cuttack rally

BJP will get full majority and form govt in Odisha: PM Modi

Cuttack/Angul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said BJP will get full majority and form the next government in Odisha.

“Media have started saying that there will be a hung assembly, that’s not true, BJP will form the govt in Odisha,” said the Prime Minister while addressing a election rally in Cuttack.

Attacking the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), he said if something that BJD has given to Odisha, it has given land mafia, sand mafia, coal mafia and mining mafia.

“Can a person, who does not know the culture and tradition of Odisha, run the state? You gave 25 years to BJD and the results you all know. The next 25 years are important for Odisha in terms of development,” he said.

Modi alleged that Central funds are being misutilised by the BJD government in Odisha.

From education to drinking water, people of Odisha are suffering from several issues. Without getting their cut/commission, the BJD leaders don’t approve any project, he alleged.

Earlier addressing another rally in Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency, Modi said he was hurt over the “destruction” of the state.

“Who is responsible for the sorry state of affairs in Odisha? It is the BJD government which is under the control of some corrupt people. A handful of corrupt persons have grabbed the chief minister’s office and residence. Small workers of the BJD have now become crorepatis,” the Prime Minister said.

Coming down heavily on the ruling BJD, Modi said the state government has prevented people from availing benefits of the mineral resources. “In 2014, Modi has prepared a new mineral exploration policy, under which Odisha is getting high royalty,” he said.

Informing that Odisha received Rs 26,000 crore from the newly formed district mineral fund (DMF), Modi said the money should have been spent on roads, schools and drinking water, but the BJD has misued it.

He said neither the mineral resources nor the cultural heritage of Odisha is safe in the hands of the BJD government.