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TMC slams BJP govt at Centre for splurging public money on Modi Fest




 State unit of Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday launched attack on Narendra Modi Government alleging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of splurging Government money on MODI (Making of Developed India) Fest.

Modi Fest is named after the Prime Minister and is held across the country to showcase the BJP-led NDA Government’s achievements in the past three years.

TMC’s Odisha unit Chief Arya Kumar Gyanendra on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was splurging Government’s money on Modi Fest.

“Modi Fest is just a publicity stunt by the BJP. Modi Fest is being organized by spending the Government’s money and the TMC denounces such events,” Gyanendra said in a press meet here today.

The Odisha unit of the TMC also claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is mostly inaugurating the non-Government programmes.

TMC’s Odisha unit Chief said while Odisha has been hit by a double whammy – Mahanadi River dispute and the gloomy situation of the farmers here, the BJP has turned a blind eye towards these issues.

“The BJP has so far not spoken about the Mahanadi river dispute or about the loan waiver for the farmers of the state. Several senior BJP leaders and Union Ministers are also visiting Odisha to attend the Modi Fest, but none of them has spoken about the Mahanadi river issue or about the farm loan waiver. The BJP is simply using the money of the PSUs to organize various events and is cheating the people of Odisha,” he alleged.

The TMC also alleged that the BJP was responsible for the recent turncoats in the state.

“The BJP has adopted divide and rule policy in Odisha,” Gyanendra claimed.

The Odisha unit Chief’s statement came after several Congress and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders in the state joined the saffron party.

“Export, industrialization, employment of youths continue to come down drastically in last three years of the Modi government. The nation doesn’t want to listen to ‘Mann Ki Baat’ and instead wants to listen to Kaam Ki Baat,” Gyanendra said.






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