Bhubaneswar: As many as 27.48 lakh families spend day and night under open sky while 20 lakh people still lack a land patta even after 19 years of rule of BJD government. The BJP will sort out all these problems if it is voted to power, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
He further said out of 26 lakh unemployed youth registered in employment exchange, only 26,000 got employment. Similarly, people are still struggling for safe drinking water and electricity, he alleged.
While addressing BJP’s ‘Pratisruti Samavesh’ (Assurance rally), Naveen Patnaik-led government failed to provide pucca house to people in his 19 years of rule. During Congress regime between 2009 and 2014, 25.57 lakh houses were allotted. But Modi government has provided 1.40 crore house in four years of ruling, Pradhan said, adding that the cost of the house building has been increased from Rs 75,000 to Rs 1.50 lakh.
However, the BJD failed to fulfil its promises made in 2014 for the people of odisha, Pradhan alleged. As per the government data, 1.10 lakh houses are yet to get piped water.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an all out effort to ensure pucca houses to all by 2022. If BJP is voted to power, all families will get pucca house with gas connection and safe drinking water.