He also said that while Odisha is rich in natural resources and minerals, the people of the state continue to remain poor because of serial corruption by the state government.
"Due to the complete lack of employment opportunities in Odisha, its youth has to migrate to other states to earn their livelihood," he said.
Shah also highlighted the issue of water scarcity in the state, poor healthcare and the problem of paucity of teachers in schools.
Shah slammed Naveen Patnaik for his poor understanding of the Odia language even after ruling the state for 19 years.
A medical college is also being built with money from the Centre, without a single paisa being spent on its construction by the Naveen Patnaik-led government, he added.
The BJP president also made a host of promises to Keonjhar's voters .
"All forest produce will be procured at MSP (minimum support price) by the government from the tribals. GST (Goods and Services Tax) will not be levied on kendu leaves," he said.
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