BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said that Odisha can develop only if the “corrupt and inefficient” BJD government is thrown out. Also Read - ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India to Set up Mega Steel Plant in Odisha at Rs 50,000 Crore
Addressing a rally at Morada in the tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency, Shah said people across the country have resolved that Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister again. Also Read - From PM Modi to Amit Shah: Top Leaders Who Received Jabs On Day 1 of Stage II COVID Vaccine Drive
“However, it is not enough for the people of Odisha if Modi becomes the prime minister again unless the inefficient and corrupt Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government is thrown out,” Shah said. Also Read - Prove Corruption Charges or Face Criminal Defamation Suit, Narayanasamy Hits Back at Amit Shah
“I have already addressed election meetings in 261 Lok Sabha constituencies. From east to west and north to south, I could hear people chant Modi, Modi,” he said.
“It is clear that the whole country has resolved to make Modi the prime minister once again,” the BJP chief claimed.
Claiming that the rising popularity of BJP is giving sleepless nights to BJD, Shah said that the people of Odisha must vote the BJP to power, both at the Centre and in the state, for speedy development.
Speaking about chit fund scams in the state, the BJP president said, “All those involved in chit fund scam will be jailed within 90 days when the BJP forms the government in the state.”
Similarly, many BJD leaders and officers were involved in the multi-crore mining scam, he said, adding, they will be brought to book also.
Hitting out at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Shah asked people whether they want “tired and corrupt chief minister who is unable to speak Odia language to continue or replace him with a strong leader”.
Shah also hit out at previous Congress-led UPA Government accusing it of having failed to deal with Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.
Assembly and Lok Sabha elections are being held together in the state. The fourth phase is scheduled to be held on April 29.