BHUBANESWAR: THE State BJP on Sunday slammed the Odisha Government for its failure to provide basic amenities to Sorishabili village of Sorada block, which is in spotlight for repeat of Dana Majhi-like incident.
Senior BJP leader and Kuchinda MLA Rabi Nayak, who visited Sorishabili with a party delegation, said the village, situated barely 2 km from the block headquarters, has no basic facilities. While the road connecting the village is in bad shape, electricity is still a luxury for the villagers.
“We have to wade through knee-deep water to reach the village and locals told the delegation that they are depending on nullah for drinking water,” Nayak said.
Several NFSA beneficiaries of the village said they have not received subsidised rice under the food security scheme in the last four months.
The BJP delegation also visited the Sorada hospital where 80-year-old Bhanumati Nayak was admitted for her treatment and died on July 5.
While Mahaprayan vehicle for carrying bodies from hospitals to homes was lying defunct for the last four months, the hospital authorities had no alternative, Nayak said.
“This is the condition of the people in the home district of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has been ruling the State for the last 17 years,” the BJP MLA said.
The body of the old woman, tied in cloth and slung to a piece of bamboo, was carried by her family members to their village at Sorishabili on Wednesday as the the hospital authorities failed to arrange a vehicle to send the body to her village.