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PM Modi tears into Naveen Patnaik-led BJD govt in Odisha rally
PM Modi tears into Naveen Patnaik-led BJD govt in Odisha rally

Bhubaneswar, May 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sharpened his attack on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, accusing it of engaging in corruption and ruining the state.

PM Modi said the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government has ruined Odisha and trampled the dreams of the state's youth.

The BJD government has been seized by corrupt people who have captured the Chief Minister’s Office and Chief Minister's residence, PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister said this while addressing rallies during his marathon election campaign at Angul and Cuttack in Odisha.

"Odisha has kept its faith in the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government for 25 years and today, Odisha is doing self-introspection about what it got in those years. The farmers in Odisha are still facing trouble and youth are migrating to other states for jobs. The situation is much worse in tribal areas where migration is rampant," PM Modi said in an election rally at Angul.

He alleged that BJD leaders have committed massive corruption in the District Mineral Fund (DMF) in the state.

PM Modi said that the Central government has provided Rs 26,000 to Odisha under the DMF funds.

Raking up the issue of missing keys of Ratna Bhandar (treasury of Puri Jagannath Temple), PM Modi said "the coterie that has captured the BJD government and the CM is responsible" for the missing keys for the last six years.

He again promised to make public the commission report on Ratna Bhandar and unravel the truth behind the missing keys issue as soon as BJP comes to power in the state.

PM Modi also assured that if anyone is found guilty on the issue, he/she will not be spared.

Again, during his address at a public gathering at Cuttack, PM Modi alleged that there was a widespread resentment among the people of Odisha over the missing key issue.

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