Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 – In a scathing critique of the opposition, BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik unleashed a blistering attack, accusing them of adopting “anti-development, anti-people” stances. On Gandhi Jayanti, as the state observed a day of reflection and inspiration, Patnaik was resolute in his condemnation of their activities.
Addressing the launch of the BJD Padayatra across the state, Patnaik lashed out at the opposition, alleging that their constant obstructionism was detrimental to Odisha’s development journey. He contended that they were actively misleading the people with false information, insinuating that this had become their primary occupation.
“Their misleading tactics have a recurring pattern, always emerging during election seasons, only to be soundly rejected by the discerning electorate,” Patnaik declared with unwavering resolve.
Patnaik also took issue with the opposition’s efforts to disrupt the ongoing development projects at the revered Jagannath Temple in Puri and the Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar. He emphasized that the people of the state would not easily forgive such actions.
The BJD’s Padayatra, which embarked on October 2, is slated to span until October 11. During this time, the BJD plans to conduct training camps for its leaders, organize blood donation drives, and launch extensive plantation efforts aimed at reaching out to the people.
The party’s dedicated workers are slated to visit every home during the Padayatra, with a mission to apprise the residents about the various developmental and welfare projects initiated by the BJD government for the betterment of the people.
In a concurrent move, the Opposition Congress has launched its own door-to-door campaign, called “Ghare Ghare Hata,” which will continue from October 2 to October 15. This campaign seeks to engage directly with the people, setting the stage for a dynamic and competitive political atmosphere in the state.
As the political landscape heats up, the state of Odisha is poised for a clash of ideologies, where the governing BJD underscores its commitment to development, while the opposition parties aim to gain traction with their alternative narratives. The people will be the ultimate arbiters, deciding the direction in which the state’s future unfolds.