Bolangir: BJP National President Amit Shah on Thursday attacked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for not working for the welfare of people in the state even after 18 years of rule.
“If a government which has been ruling the state for last 18 years cannot at least provide drinking water to the people of the state, it has no right to stay in power,” Shah said addressing a ‘Mahasamavesh’ in western Odisha district Bolangir.
Shah also alleged that nearly 14 BJP activists and leaders have been brutally killed in Odisha in the last one and half years and their killers are moving scot-free as the BJD Government is shielding them.
BJP doesn’t believe in violence. Once our party comes to power, we will see that the killers are put behind the bars, Shah promised his party workers.
Breaking his silence on BJP’s ‘Mission 120’ in Odisha, Shah stated, “I had not spoken about it because am sure we will win more seats here”.
My claims are based on the turnout of people here in Bolangir to be a part of Mahasamavesh, he added.
“Western Odisha has been neglected due to the apathy of the State Government. But, our BJP Government will ensure development of the region. A BJP government in Odisha is necessary for the development of the state,” he said.
Earlier on the day, the BJP leader had lunch with a Dalit family in Deogaon village of the district. He was accompanied by Union Minister Jual Oram, BJP Legislative Party leader Kanak Vardhan Singhdeo , BJP state unit chief Basant Panda and some senior leaders during their lunch at the house of Maheswar Suna.