The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Naveen Patnaik government of “hijacking” the central government’s pet schemes and rebranding them as its own. enraged over this, BJP leaders staged a protest in front of rule Bhawan on weekday.
BJP has alleged that the Naveen Patnaik-led Bju Janata dal (BJD) has “hijacked” Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and “undemocratically” changed its name to Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana.
Following their protest, the BJP leaders also submitted a memorandum to Governor Ganeshi Lal and demanded action against the ruling BJD.
Slamming the Naveen Patnaik government, senior BJP leader Prakash Mishra aforesaid Odisha remains an under developed state despite one party being in power here for quite twenty years. “If you go to rural areas, you may notice that most schemes that were started by central government are not reaching the particular beneficiaries.”
He alleged that there a vested nexus within the identification method of beneficiaries within the state which these identifications are carried out depending on that party the person supports.