Friday, March 28, 2014
NAVEEN PLAYS PHAILIN CARD TO WOO BALANGIR VOTERS Saturday, 29 March 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
NAVEEN PLAYS PHAILIN CARD TO WOO BALANGIR VOTERS
Saturday, 29 March 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
In his attempt to woo voters, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday played cyclone Phailin card while asking a gathering to know where the outsider political leaders were when the State’s coastal districts were hit by the cyclone.
“Different political leaders visit Odisha during the elections and make tall promises but after election they never return. Where were they when the cyclone Phailin hit Odisha,” Patnaik wanted to know while addressing a public meeting at Patnagarh in Balangir district, where BJP State president KV Singh Deo is contesting to retain his Assembly seat.
“Both the Congress and the BJP have neglected Odisha and they are two sides of a coin,” Patnaik added.
He said the BJD Government, however, has not sit silent over the Centre’s apathy and has introduced the Biju KBK Yojana for the development of the KBK area. The Government has also decided to give free land and Rs100 crore to expedite the Khordha-Balangir railway line in this region, he added.
Stating that the Congress would lose its position and the BJP cannot form Government at the Centre alone, Patnaik said the regional parties would play a greater role this time to form the Central Government.
He urged people to vote for his party candidates Prakruti Devi Singh Deo for Patnargarh Assembly seat and Kalikesh Singh Deo for Balangir Lok Sabha seat.