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Will jail mining mafias, chit fund crooks: Amit Shah

IANS  |  Keonjhar (Odisha) 

Shah on Friday said the people involved in the chit fund and scams will be sent to jail once the party forms a government in Odisha.

"Even though the babus of (Odisha Chief Minister) indulged in corruption, he never acts against them," Shah said, while addressing an election rally in

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

"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, and the problem of paucity of teachers in schools.

Shah slammed for his poor understanding of the Odia language even after ruling the state for 19 years.

"Naveen babu has ruled Odisha for 19 years, but still can't talk in Odia to his people. You need a who can interact with you in your language," the said.

He said Rs 1,600 crore has been allocated to the district under the

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.

"You have given several chances to and the to govern the state. Give a chance to BJP, we will make Odisha the number one state of the country," said Shah.

The also made a host of promises to Keonjhar's voters .

"The has worked a lot for the development of Odisha. Make Narendra Modi the again, and he will establish the in Keonjhar," said Shah.

"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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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 15:00 IST