Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik takes a dig on PM Modi’s comment that he would visit Odisha for formation of BJP govt in the State; says BJD has already secured majority in the Odisha Elections 2019, thanks to blessings of people. ‘I invite the PM to attend our swearing in ceremony’, says Naveen Patnaik.
Addressing a series of election rallies in Balasore’s Bhogarai and then in Jaleswar’s Sikharpur, Patnaik said that when Odisha was reeling under huge damage caused by cyclones— Phailin & Titli— and drought, the Prime Minister did not visit the state and he even did not have time for that. But since the election is underway, the PM is visiting Odisha frequently only for votes.
The Odisha CM, further, spoke about the Centre’s share in the construction of Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital in Balasore. Patnaik said the State spent Rs 250 crore for the medical institution wherein the Central Government spent only Rs 100 crore.
Patnaik also alleged that a Central Minister from Odisha had then opposed the health service project. But the State Government built the hospital after taking prior permission from the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee.
“What kind of politics is it? The Swabhimani (Self-respectful) Odias of the soil of Fakir Mohan Senapati would give a befitting to it,” the BJD Supremo fumed.