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Dharmendra slams Naveen’s BJD for opposing black money recovery




 Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today slammed the ruling BJD saying that it was opposed to the initiatives of the NDA government to recover the black money stashed away.

Addressing meetings at different places in Sambalpur, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Kondhmal districts to garner support for BJP candidates in Panchayat poll to be held on February 15 in the second phase, Pradhan said the people of State are unable to get their due due to the inefficiency of the Naveen-led BJD government.

He said the BJD has opposed an advertisement in Odisha papers about voluntary disclosure of unaccounted income.

“The advertisement called for disclosure of unaccounted income and depositing tax on it. The BJD is opposing the advertisement. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to spend the tax collected for Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, rural electrification schemes, developing health infrastructure and providing drinking water facilities,” Pradhan said.

The Union Minister said Modi considers him as a servant of the people of the country. “But BJD leaders feel proud as servant of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik,” Pradhan added.

The Petroleum Minister alleged that the State government has failed to deliver and pushed it backward.

“Agriculture sector is in distress and education and Health sectors dilapidated in the 17 year rule of the BJD,” Pradhan added.

Seeking a reply from the State government over the fate of the Rajas Medical College, he said it has announced to set up another medical college in Kalahandi.

“But has the government sought a permission in this regard,” he asked.






Editorial

Précis 2017
From asking his party men to ‘live a simple life and serve the people’ to taunting the BJP for its ‘crocodile tears’, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has not only become politically invincible, he seems to be so in the coming years too.

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