Puri: BJP national president Amit Shah today targeted Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Naveen Patnaik over different issues and urged people of Odisha to choose a Chief Minister who can understand Odia language in the crucial general elections due in May.
Shah was addressing at the valedictory event of the two-day party’s national Janajati Convention in Puri.
Comparing BJD Government to a ‘burnt transformer’, Shah said it’s time to change the burnt transfer to get quality power.
Claiming that BJP is the only party which respects tribals and wants their development, Shah said currently, at least 32 MPs of the saffron party belong to the scheduled tribe category.
He also came down heavily on Chief Minister for not utilising the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund for the development of tribals.
The BJP supremo did not spare Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying the party has done nothing for the betterment of tribals despite ruling the country for a long period of time since independence.
Union Ministers Jual Oram, Dharmendra Pradhan among many senior party functionaries attended the convention.