Bhubaneswar, Jan 29: All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for having a tacit deal.
Addressing Congress' Odisha Bachao Samavesh in Bhubaneswar, Kharge said BJP and BJD have solemnized love marriage.
"Biju Patnaik and Nehru had a strong relationship. But the present Patnaik (Naveen Patnaik) has strong links with the BJP. There is a love marriage between BJD and BJP. Congress has given Paradip Port and Rourkela Steel Plant to Odisha. What Patnaik and Modi have given?” he asked.
The Congress president said they have looted the natural resources of the state.
He also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of destroying the democracy.
"if Narendra Modi returns to power, the coming election will be the last, he will bring dictatorship after that. They will rule like Putin in Russia. This is the last chance to save democracy," Kharge said.
“Only rich people are with BJP and Patnaik, but Congress is with poor,” he mentioned.