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Odisha Congress attacks BJP, BJD over good governance

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Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led central government and Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government for failing to provide good governance in last one year.

The Congress attack came ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) completing one year at the Centre and in the state respectively.

Senior Congress leader and former union minister Jitendra Singh said the Modi government failed to deliver on its promises on all fronts.


“Narendra Modi’s ‘Suit Boot ki Sarkar’ is against the common people. It is only favouring few crony capitalist and trading partners,” he said, adding that the central government has slashed social sector spending by a whopping Rs.1.75 lakh crore in one year alone.

Odisha state Congress president Prasad Harichandan said the Patnaik government in Odisha failed to provide good governance in the state.

“The state government has succeeded on two fronts. It succeeded in managing the BJP and the CBI. As a result, the inquiry in the chit fund scam has slowed down,” said Harichandan.

He said the BJD was not raising any issues of neglect by the central government, fearing the CBI probe into the chit fund scam in which several ruling party leaders were involved.