BHUBANESWAR: The BJP on Monday attacked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his failure to meet the drinking water need of people even after remaining in power for 16 years.
Addressing a meeting at Daspalla in Nayagarh district on the fifth day of Jana Jagaran Yatra, State BJP president Basanta Panda said health services in Odisha have collapsed due to acute shortage of doctors and para-medical staff.
After reaching Daspalla, Panda visited the Government hospital in the block and talked to patients and local people about the health services made available to them. While patients were deprived of medical services due to prolonged absence of doctors, lack of drinking water supply to hospital made their life miserable, Panda said.
Panda said he has been receiving innumerable complaints during the last five days about acute scarcity of drinking water and the Government’s failure to meet the need of people.
The Yatra proceeded to Nayagarh via Gania, Kanitlo and Khandapada. Roadside meetings were held at these places and BJP leaders interacted with local people to know their problems.
Senior leader and former minister Surama Padhi, former MLA Siddharth Sekhar Singh Mardaraj, State vice-president Samir Mohanty, State secretary Kalandi Samal, Sukanta Panigrahi and Nayagarh district BJP president Sanyasi Nayak accompanied Panda during the procession.