'South Odisha continues to receive step-motherly treatment from the Odisha government despite the fact that Chief Minister’s home district falls in this region,' BJP leader Bhrugu Baxipatra said.
BJD Rajya Sabha Member Amar Patnaik said Odisha’s share in the divisible pool is 23 per cent less obviously because of the lockdowns and shutdowns imposed.
State BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar said the BJD MP’s statement on Covaxin is an insult to the nation and the scientists who have developed the vaccine.
Accusing the government of doing nothing to improve the condition of women and children and raise the standard of living of the marginalised sections, the BJP MP posed five questions to the CM.
Schemes like Mamata and Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in the health sector have been praised at the international level, Patnaik said, adding, there was no mention of these in the Niti Aayog report.
Launching a scathing attack on the BJD government, Odisha BJP Kisan Morcha president, Pradip Purohit said PM-Kisan is not directionless like KALIA.
Sai urged police to nab the kingpin of the brown sugar trade immediately and expose the racket involving BJD leaders.
The price of the vaccine would burden the state exchequers at such a difficult time and slow down the vaccination programme, the parties stated.
The announcement in this regard was made by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through a series of social media posts on Twitter.
Expelled BJD leader and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy on Thursday pleaded the State government not to implicate him in false cases and said he is ready to leave Odisha.
In the 2009 elections also, Maharathy had polled 49.14 pc of the votes against 40.85 pc of the Congress candidate Samantray.
Campaigning for the party candidate virtually, the Chief Minister said that he would have been very happy to personally visit Pipili during the by-poll.
The by-poll has given an opportunity to the BJP to rake up the miseries of the people affected by cyclone Fani two years ago.
Party vice-president Debi Prasad Mishra asserted that the BJD candidate will win with a bigger margin compared to the 2019 Assembly elections despite the aggressive campaign by the BJP.
Meanwhile, president of BJP’s Odisha unit Sameer Mohanty has launched a door-to-door campaign in several villages of the constituency.