Bargarh: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan criticized the Naveen Patnaik Government and said that Odisha would not achieve development as long as Biju Janata Dal (BJD) remains in power.
Speaking at a “Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikash Programme” here on Saturday, Chouhan pointed out that the state of Odisha is lagging behind in terms of development in almost all sectors even though it gets adequate financial assistance from the Centre.
The BJP leader also maintained that Odisha gets four hundred crore rupees per month on account of Rs 1 per kg rice scheme.
Chouhan, however, acclaimed the world famous “Dhanu Yatra” of Bargarh and termed it a spectacular showcase of rich culture of the state
BJD spokesperson and Health Minister Surjya Patro condemned Chauhan’s statement and suggested that the visiting Chief Minister should look into his own state, which falls under BIMARU states.
Earlier more than fifty political workers from different political units including Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as well as activists from various farmer organizations have been detained in Bargarh ahead of Chauhan’s visit.