Naveen Rules Out Role in National Politics
By Express News Service | Published: 21st January 2014 11:56 AM |
Amidst talk of his playing an important role in Government formation at the Centre after next elections, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday made it clear that he will like to continue to serve the people of Odisha. “I have decided to serve the people of the State till my last,” the Chief Minister said at a meeting at Patapur under Sanakhemundi Assembly segment in Ganjam district.
Naveen played the development card to seek votes ahead of general election. Stating that poverty level in the State has come down and size of State’s plan has increased during last 14 years, he said economic growth has also been robust.
Describing Congress as a corrupt party and BJP as communal, the Chief Minister requested the people to support the BJD in next election. The Chief Minister also addressed the gatherings at Bhismagiri near
Digapahandi and Khallikote after laying foundation stones for several projects in the area.
Listing out the State-sponsored welfare schemes undertaken by his Government in the last three terms from 2000 to 2014, Naveen said these could be possible only due to the faith of the people of the State in him and his regional party.
In his whirlwind tour to Ganjam, his home district, for the fourth time in last 22 days, Naveen laid foundation stones of nine projects. The projects included 33/11-kv sub-station and additional classrooms for the girls’ high school at Bhismagiri, fire station building at Khandadeuli and pipe water supply scheme in Sanakhemundi block.
He also laid foundation stone for a bridge over Sulia nullah near Patapaur and Kharakhari nullah near Khallikote under Biju Setu Yojana and improvement of Hirana-Podamari road and Bramhanipada-Bilaspur SH-17.
He also addressed golden jubilee function of RCM Science College, Khallikote.