Politics

THE ARSENALS OF SIMILES, ALLEGORIES

Bolangir, April 5: BJP national president Amit Shah appears to be in no mood to show any mercy to Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik whom he has been vehemently attacking in the past few years by using had similes and allegories like “a burnt transformer incapable of source and utilize power (funds) provided by Centre” and “tired man unable to work.”

“As I had said earlier, Naveen Patnaik government is a burnt transformer. It needs to be uprooted completely and thrown into the sea for smooth and uninterrupted transmission power,” he said.

As the BJP president used the similes and allegories with his high-pitch voices, the crowd exploded into loud cheers, filling the air with positive vibration that was lacking in the Wednesday’s Bhawanipatna rally.’

The BJP leaders as well as rank and file present at the venue felt rejuvenated with Shah’s renewed power-packed attack on the state administration.

Shah’s speech also saw describing the Odisha CM as a new panter.

Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Kalahandi, accused the Odisha CM of planting stories in the media.

“On Wednesday,  Naveen Patnaik planted a story in a section of media that in my public meeting at Bhawanipatna I did not speak about the party’s “Mission 120” (target to win 120 of 147 seats of Odisha Assembly) as I was unsure of the prospects of our party. But the fact remains that I did not mention about Mission 12 as now I see that we would win more than 120 seats in 2019 polls,” he said.

Coming down heavily on the BJD government, the BJP national president said in the last 18 months, more than 14 workers of BJP had been killed but no culprit was caught so far.

He said if voted to power in 2019 the BJP would arrest the murders and punish them.

The BJP blamed the Naveen Patnaik government for rising number of unemployed youths in the state and underlined the NDA government’s programmes for providing employment opportunities to young boys and girls.

Earlier in the day, Shah relished delicious Odia food at the house of one Maheswar Suna, a dalit man, in Deogaon village near here.

“Had sumptuous Odia food at Shri Maheswar Suna ji’s home in Deogaon village, Bolangir (Odisha). I am grateful to Maheswar ji and his family for the amazing food and being such warm hosts,” he tweeted.

BJP national president Amit Shah on Thursday reiterated that the saffron party’s golden period would come only when it wins assembly elections and form government in West Bengal and Odisha.

Addressing the party’s Mission New Odisha Yuba Samavesh at Bolangir here, Mr Shah said both West Bengal and Odisha were high on the agenda on the BJP and the party was confident of forming government in the two states after the next assembly polls.

“When we won elections in Tripura recently, people congratulated us and said the golden period of BJP had started. But, I told them the golden period will actually begin when we win polls in Odisha and West Bengal,” Mr Shah said.

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