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Star campaigners woo voters for phase two of panchayat elections in Odisha

Campaigning for the second phase poll to the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions came to an end on Monday.

Published: 14th February 2017 05:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2017 05:18 AM   |  A+A-

Dharmendra Pradhan addressing a gathering at Borrigumma in koraput district | Express

By Express News Service

SAMBALPUR: Campaigning for the second phase poll to the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions came to an end on Monday.

It was a high-pitched campaign by all political parties with BJP’s star campaigner, Dharmendra Pradhan hitting the road in Naktideul block of Sambalpur district. With the prospect of the BJP bright in the backwards Naktideul block that was once, Maoist infested, the Union Petroleum Minister promised to bring in change. 

Reminding voters that their Rairakhol Assembly segment was represented by a finance minister, health ministers and a deputy chief whip, he asked people to introspect about development that has taken place in the last 17 years. Urging people to vote for the BJP in the Zilla Parishad and see the difference for themselves, he said if BJP candidates are elected, he will take the onus of development on himself and fulfil the dreams and aspirations of people. 

Accusing the BJD of spearheading falsehood against him, he dared the ruling party to take action against him on charges levelled against him by the Higher Education Minister, Pradip Panigrahi. Pradhan also visited Junagarh block and charged the BJD Government of hijacking Central welfare schemes and renaming them.

 Alleging that the BJD-led State Government was corrupt, he cited issues of rice recycling, nexus with rice millers, mining scam, chit fund and called upon people to give a befitting reply to the BJD in the Panchayat poll. He said it was unfortunate that despite 17 years of being in power, the BJD has failed to improve the condition of Kalahandi.

Star campaigner of BJD, cine star and Rajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty also campaigned for BJD candidates in Madanpur Rampur and Narla blocks and appealed people to vote for the BJD. Highlighting about the welfare schemes launched by the Naveen Patnaik Government, he said that there was no alternative to BJD when it came to people-oriented governance.

Star campaigner of BJD, cine star and Rajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty also campaigned for BJD candidates in Madanpur Rampur and Narla blocks and appealed people to vote for the BJD.  Highlighting about the welfare schemes launched by the Naveen Patnaik Government, he said that there was no alternative to BJD when it came to people-oriented governance.

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