Jagatsinghpur: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today lambasted that the BJP is only interested in the votes of the people of Odisha not in their well being.
Addressing an election rally at Ersama-Balikuda assembly constituency, Patnaik said,
Are only the votes of people of Odisha valuable for BJP, not their well being? The Prime Minister has visited Odisha 10 times in a month now. However, the PM didn’t visit even once in the last five years during the misery of Odisha people.
Naveen further recollected,
Visit to Ersama reminds me of the 1999 Super Cyclone which ravaged Odisha. Life and property were severally damaged. The Super Cyclone was the saddest moment of my life. I had pledged then that not even a single life should be lost and I will try my level best.
Today, Odisha has achieved remarkable success in disaster management in the entire country. The United Nations has also endorsed us for the disaster management.