BJP again conspiring to stop the rural housing under PMAY in Odisha: BJD

The BJD spokespersons said even if the Centre stops rural housing under PMAY in Odisha by conspiring, BJD government will provide houses and take care of poor people in the State and also expose the role played by BJP

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today accused the BJP of conspiring against people of Odisha and depriving lakhs of poor beneficiaries of rural housing under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in the State.

Addressing a press meet this morning, BJD MP Sasmit Patra and spokesperson Shreemayee Mishra lashed out at the Centre and held BJP MPs from Odisha responsible for halting PMAY housing just to derive political mileage.

“Nowhere is it seen that people’s representatives would conspire to stop benefits for the very people who have elected them. But it has been seen in the case of the BJP MPs of Odisha who were elected in 2019. They worked against the interests of the people in the State by going to Centre as public representatives, conspired and stopped lakhs of Rural Awas houses of people of Odisha under PMAY(G). This is their return gift to people of the State who had elected them,” they said.

Odisha was awarded by by the Central government for best performance in rural housing but state BJP put so much pressure to stop sanction of houses here. BJP MPs disrespected the faith the very people who had voted for them, they further said, adding that with tremendous pressure from the Odisha Government and BJD MPs, they tried hard to get it implemented now but the BJP again is conspiring to stopping it.

The duo said Odisha needs more than 15 lakh houses but Centre has sanctioned only 8 lakh houses and going to stop the rural housing scheme from this year.

“So where will these 7 lakh homeless people will go?? BJP has been crying hoarse about beneficiaries who are present or not present in PMAY list. This is just a cover up. Guidelines for PMAY are of BJP-led Centre and beneficiary selection is done according to that .If they are unhappy, let the BJP ask its party in power in the Centre to change their PMAY guidelines instead of shedding crocodile tears in Odisha,” they stated.

The BJD spokespersons  went on to say that Centre’s guidelines provide new allotment through Palli Sabha/ Gram Sabha with a provision for objection period. Odisha government takes objections very seriously and will also conduct an inquiry. Why doesn’t the BJP do the needful if their claims are genuine??, they asked.

Lambasting the BJP MPs here, both the spokespersons said,”People of Odisha are intelligent. They knew you conspired and stopped the rural housing and you got your results in ZP elections where you lost in all the districts and BJD won a record 30 out of 30 districts. People will remember and teach a lesson to this negative politics of Odisha BJP.”

“The Biju Janata Dal strongly condemns this conspiracy of BJP of stopping of PMAY houses of people of Odisha and now the new conspiracy to create a false narrative and stop even those houses that have been released. This will go down in Odisha politics as a dark chapter. Even if you stop rural housing PMAY, BJD government will provide houses and take care of our poor people and also expose the role played by BJP in depriving houses to eligible poor. BJD will continue fight with Centre till our demands for providing lakhs of pending PMAY(G) houses for tribals and people of Odisha are not met,” the duo said.




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