Third Front to Form Government at Centre: CM - The New Indian Express

Third Front to Form Government at Centre: CM

Published: 31st January 2014 09:02 AM

Last Updated: 31st January 2014 09:04 AM

Hinting at formation of a Third Front for the ensuing Lok Sabha election, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday reiterated the commitment of his Government towards development and progress of the State.

Addressing a public meeting in Nehru stadium here after a spate of inauguration and foundation stone laying, Naveen hinted that Third Front would form next Government at the Centre after the elections.

Launching a scathing attack on the national parties, the Chief Minister said both Congress and BJP are blocking the development of the country. Predicting that the regional parties would play a major role in national politics, he asked the people here to make all efforts for victory of the BJD candidates in the ensuing elections.

Criticising the UPA Government at the Centre, Naveen said despite UPA Government’s step-motherly attitude towards Odisha, visible development has taken place in the fields of infrastructure, industry, education, health besides agriculture during the last 14 years of BJD rule.

Highlighting the anti-poverty programmes launched by the State Government, the Chief Minister said his Government is committed to the development of agriculture and welfare of the farmers.

Earlier, he inaugurated the newly constructed Culture Bhawan, Collectorate building, Kendriya Vidyalay besides dedicating Langudi bridge and Khandianal bridge in Bhadrak block and Chunida-Balabhadra bridge on river Kapali.

The Chief Minister visited Dhusuri in Dhamnagar block and laid foundation stone for construction of a high level bridge under Biju Setu Yojana, bridges over rivers Baitarani, Genguti and Kapali in Dhamnagar block besides the buildings of SC hostel and high schools at Raipur, Basuli and Kantika. He also inaugurated the building of ICDS, community centre and two bridges over rivers Reba and Kapali and unveiled a statue of Biju Patnaik.

Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray, BJD MP from Bhadrak Arjun Charan Sethi, party MLAs Jugal Kishore Patnaik, Prafulla Samal and Bijay Nayak accompanied the Chief Minister.

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