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Odisha remote-controlled by mines mafia, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Salipur: Time has come to root out a government which is unable to provide irrigation facilities, drinking water and employment in Odisha, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today.

While addressing a BJP rally in Salipur, Pradhan said that the chief minister has to answer the people’ question that who is involved in the mega mining scam in Odisha. Who is running PPP government in Odisha? he asked.

Pradhan said that Modi is committed towards the development of backward classes. Therefore the BJP workers are well prepared to work hard to bring back Narendra Modi as Prime Minister again.

The entire country is being benefitted with the coal of Odisha. But, people of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur are deprived of 24-hour electricity service even after Prime Modi sanctioned huge amount of money for the purpose, Pradhan said.

With the efforts of Narendra Modi, 40 lakh families in Odisha have been electrified.

Hitting out at the Chief Minister and his government, Pradhan said crore of rupees were spent for Bollywood stars Saharukh Khan and Salman Khan programme, the government is unable to pay the salary of teachers.

The Modi government has provided pucca houses three times more than whta were provided by the UPA government. Odisha used to receive Rs 1000 crore per anum during previous government, But Modi increased the amount to Rs 5000 crore. The Odisha government is unable to spend the MDF funds which stands at Rs 6000 crore for the development of mining are people, Pradhan added.

The State government announced the hike of salary of Anganwadi workers recently which was done by the prime Minister in October last year. People are all aware about the tactics of Naveen Patnaik ahead of election, the Union Minister maintained.

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