Bhawanipatna: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Yogi Adityanath today said that the Naveen Patnaik Government’s KALIA scheme is mired in corruption from the day it was launched.
Maintaining that the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi yojana is clean and will immensely benefit farmers across the country, the saffron party leader alleged that the State Government’s KALIA Scheme for farmers is already mired in corruption from the day it came into force in the State.
He lambasted Naveen Patnaik Government for failing to provide houses to poor people.
“In 19 years of rule, the State Government here has constructed only 17 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. But Uttar Pradesh Government has already provided 20 lakh houses to poor people in only two years of BJP governance under the same scheme,” said Adityanath in a public meeting at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium here.
“If BJP is given a chance in Odisha, the State will witness a high growth rate like Uttar Pradesh. Like the panchayat elections where the people reposed their faith on the BJP, the same will happen during the upcoming elections. We expect the same trust of voters during the ensuing elections,” said Adityanath.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is on a day-long visit to Odisha. Apart from Bhawanipatna programme, he will also address a public meeting at Nachuni in Khurda district near Bhubaneswar to bolster BJP’s bid to improve its poll prospects in the State.
Odisha Assembly with 147 members will go to polls simultaneously with Lok Sabha. The State has 21 Lok Sabha seas. The saffron party has now one Lok Sabha member.
Yogi’s visit came a three days after Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh addressed a public meeting in Bhadrak where he took on both the Congress and BJD over several issues.