Bhubaneswar: BJD opposes shifting of Railway Electrification Unit from Bhubaneswar. BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra says the move is a clear violation of model code of conduct and it’s a ploy of BJP to win elections in Karnataka .
Patra said the electrification work of railways will be adversely affected due to the shifting of the office. “The move has exposed the anti-Odisha stand of the saffron party,” he added . He alleged that the BJP has always been against the development of Odisha. The Central Government led by the BJP recently formed South Coast Railway (SCoR) by carving out parts of East Coast Railway (ECoR) which came as a rude shock to Odisha people.
It shoul be noted that the railway electrification (RE) office has been shifted to Bangalore as part of reorganisation of the Central Organisation of Railway Electrification (CORE) of Indian Railways.