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Bring BJP for development of Odisha: Amit Shah

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

BJP on Monday urged the people of to uproot the government and bring the saffron party for the development of the state.

"I urge the people of not to repeat the mistake of electing the once again. You have given 19 years to the BJD and also the for a long period in the past. Give the BJP a chance here, we will make the number one state in five years," Shah said in Paralakhemundi, district.

The (BJP) began the election campaign in the state by alleging that the government has "done nothing except corruption".

Shah criticised the for his poor understanding and enunciation of the Odia language.

"It is unfortunate that can't speak Odia language. Elect a who will understand your language, feelings and emotions. How can someone who doesn't know Odia solve the problems of the Odia people?" he asked.

The jibe came on a day when Odisha is celebrating "Utkal Divas", the formation of the state as a separate province on April 1, 1936.

Shah said that many people were migrating to places like in as employment opportunities were lacking in Odisha.

He assured that employment opportunities will be created in the state if the BJP comes to power in Odisha.

He also alleged that Patnaik's attitude towards western and central Odisha was "step-motherly".



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First Published: Mon, April 01 2019. 15:40 IST