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Modi-Patnaik nexus slowed down ponzi scam probe, alleges Congress




 Alleging existence of a nexus between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Congress today asked BJD regime in Odisha to quit office for failing to provide jobs to unemployed youths.

The claim was made by Indian Youth Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Brar while addressing "Juba Adhikar Samabesh" organised here by the State Youth Congress.

"An unholy nexus between Prime Minister Modi and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has led to slow down in the investigation of into the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha. Lakhs of people have lost their hard earned money to ponzi firms," Singh said adding both the BJD and BJP were hand-in-gloves and misled people of Odisha.
Stating that the BJD and the BJP were in coalition government in Odisha from 2000 to 2009, Singh said both the parties are responsible for the rise in the number of unemployed youths in the state.
The Youth Congress president asked Naveen Patnaik government to vacate the office as it failed to fulfil the promise made to the youths of Odisha. He said the BJD had promised in its election manifesto that the state government would provide employment to 1 lakh youths every year.
Similarly, Modi had also promised to provide employment to 1 crore youths every year. "Both Modi and Patnaik have failed to keep their promises made to the youths. Therefore, they should give unemployment allowance to the jobless youths or vacate office," Singh said.
Odisha Unit Youth Congress President Loknath Maharathy also lashed out at the state's BJD government and announced that the party would continue to agitate on the youth issues.
Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan, senior leaders Bhakta Das, Pradeep Majhi, Jaydev Jena and others joined the agitation. However, former OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik and leader of opposition Narasingha Mishra were not seen in the rally.
The security personnel had a tough time when the Youth Congress activists led by Singh marched towards the State Assembly after the rally. They had a minor scuffle with the police. Later a dozen of leaders including Harichandan were picked up by the police.





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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