BJD slams BJP over ‘unfulfilled promises’

Bhubaneswar: The state ruling BJD on Sunday came down heavily on the BJP-led Centre for not fulfilling its promises it made during the 2014-general elections.

Targeting the saffron party over its ‘Pratisruti Samabesh’ in Odisha, the conch party, in a press conference at the party’s head office here, said that the BJP should first fulfil their old promises and then make further commitments.

“The BJP, during the course of the Pratisruti Samabesh, is promising jobs for youths, a land record of rights, houses for the poor, toilets and drinking water facility in every house. However, they are forgetting that the same promises they had made five years back in 2014 which were never fulfilled. Their promises now are the only means to hoodwink the public,” BJD General Secretary Sanjay Dasburma.

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“The BJP leaders have time and again betrayed the people of Odisha with their false promises,” he added.

Adding to Dasburma, General Secretary of Biju Krushak Janata Dal, Pratap Jena said, “BJP had promised  special category status for Odisha, two crore jobs every year and Rs 15 lakh in each bank account, which they are yet to fulfil.”

“While there is a cost-cutting in 33 projects and eight programmes have been completely stopped, the Mahanadi, Polavaram issues and coastal highway project in the state have been neglected,” Jena said.

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