Congress To Launch Padyatra, Door-To-Door Campaign Across Odisha Tomorrow To ‘Expose’ BJD & BJP

Bhubaneswar: With elections approaching, Congress will launch a door-to-door campaign and padyatra across Odisah from tomorrow to tell people about the ‘failure’ of both Central and state governments.

Addressing a press meet in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Sarat Pattanayak said the programme will continue till October 15.

Accusing the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government of having failed in all spheres during its 24 years of rule in Odisha, he also alleged that the performance of the BJP-led government at the Centre has also been dismal in the last nine years.

The party also released a campaign document giving a detailed account of the performance of the Centre and the state government.

The PCC chief further alleged that the Naveen Patnaik government has failed to fulfil the promises it made to the people. Promises of providing 2 lakh jobs annually, 45 per cent irrigation per block in the state, quality healthcare for all, quality education, social security, doubling of farmers’ income and protection to women still remain only in paper, he alleged.

Stating that the economy of the state is in a bad shape, the Congress leader agriculture sector has all along been neglected, while industries in the state are in a pathetic shape.

Similarly, the promises made by the Narendra Modi government has failed to keep the promised made by BJP to the farmers, workers, youth, women and students of the country, he claimed.

While employment opportunities have dwindled, more than six crore people have moved below the poverty line in the country as the Centre failed to take necessary steps, Pattanayak alleged.
Accusing both BJD and BJP of neglecting Odisha, he said the state had taken giant strides during the Congress rule in the past.

During its programme, Congress will tell people that it is the only political party which will sincerely work for speedy development of the state and welfare of all sections of society, he said.

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