Kuchinda: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sees his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to play a key role in formation of new government at Centre as he predicted not a single national party will be given mandate in the elections 2019.
“No national party will get majority in the elections and the regional parties will be the kingmaker. This is a great opportunity for both Odisha and the BJD,” said Patnaik while addressing a public meeting at Kuchinda today.
He alleged the Centre of conspiring to stop KALIA scheme under which around 40 lakh farmers have been benefited so far in Odisha.
He assured that the State’s most populous KALIA scheme will continue till he is alive. Again he announced to disburse two-installment money at a row on the first day his party forms the government in Odisha.
Patnaik spoke on the success of Mission Shakti that empowers women in the State both economically and socially.
He targeted the BJP leaders for their frequent visit to Odisha during elections.
“Where were the central leaders when Odisha was facing a series of Nature’s fury? Now this is election season, so they are visiting the State.
He also questioned, “Why the scholarship to SC and ST students were discontinued? Why was the Koshali language not included to the Indian Constitution?”
He promised to serve people of Odisha till his last breath and sought blessings to retain the power for development of the State.