Bhubaneswar, Dec 12: BJP Odisha in-charge D Purandeswari on Saturday targeted the Naveen Patnaik Government over various issues, including Paree murder case, and said Odisha is yet to see good Governance.
Addressing a Press meet, Purandeswari, an MP and former Union Minister, alleged that the BJD Government runs on promises only. “The BJD had in its manifesto in 2014 promised to convert all kuchha houses to pucca ones but the Government led by it has not completed construction of 2 lakhs yet. The BJD makes promises but doesn’t execute them,” said Purandeswari.
She asked the Naveen Government to clarify as to why the Bharat Aayusman Yojana has not been implemented in Odisha yet. “Poor people get free healthcare across the country under the Aayusman Bharat Yojana. Don’t you want poor people of Odisha get benefits from the scheme,” wanted to know Purandeswari.
She alleged that drinking water has not reached people yet.
Commenting on the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, she said, “The Union Government is providing Rs 6,000 for each farmer, but the State Government is not providing its part of Rs 4,000.”
She also sought to know from the Naveen Government how much of land has been irrigated in the State while it had promised to create irrigation facilitiesfor 10 lakh hectares.
On the occasion, she placed a comparative performance data of the BJP Government at the Centre. “The BJP returned to power in 2014 by making all surprised. In 2019, it even got support of more people and formed Government again because it executed all its promises in a committed manner,” claimed she.
Yesterday, the BJP leader had held discussions with functionaries of district to State-level committees, MLAs and MPs and advised them all for strengthening the party at the booth level for better performance in coming elections. She stressed on formation of booth level committees involving 25 members. She held meetings with presidents of all 36 organising districts, State functionaries and MLAs and MPs in phased manner.
Purandeswar, who was on her four-day maiden visit as Odisha Pravari, is scheduled to leave for New Delhi today.