RAYAGADA: Hundreds of people from different parts of Rayagada district joined the BJP on Thursday. District wing and State-level leaders of the BJP welcomed them at a function organised near the collectorate.
Earlier, the leaders reached the venue in a rally. District BJP president Siva Shankar Ulka, former president Kali Ram Majhi along with women leaders were present.
The BJP leaders came down heavily on the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD Government for anarchy in the State.
State vice-president Samir Mohanty said the BJD has earned shame for the State by failing in every step. Gumudumaha and Nagada incidents and Kashipur’s mango kernel deaths have rocked the State Government and exposed the incompetency of officers, he added.
The Chief Minister is shedding crocodile tears by preparing for a ‘hartal’ in South Odisha over Polavaram and Mahanadi issues, Mohanty added.
State general secretary of the party Bhrugu Baxipatra said the Government can make best use of waters of Nagavali, Jhanjavati and Bansadhara rivers for irrigation.