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Modi-Patnaik nexus slowed down in ponzi scam probe: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Alleging that there exists an "unholy nexus" between Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, today said it has led to the slow down in the investigation into the multi crore rupees chitfund scam in

The claim was made by Indian Youth President Raja Brar while addressing 'Juba Adhikar Samabesh' organised here by the State Youth

"Lakhs of people have lost their hard earned money to ponzi scheme firms," Youth Congress President Raja Brar said here adding both the BJD and were hand-in-gloves and misled people of

The BJD and the were partners in coalition in from 2000 to 2009 and both of them are responsible for the rise in the number of unemployed youths in the state, he said and demanded that Patnaik demit office as his had failed to fulfil the promise made to the youths of Odisha.

BJD, he said, had promised in its manifesto that its would provide employment to one lakh youths every year.

Similarly Modi had also promised to provide employment to one crore youths every year. "Both Modi and Patnaik have failed to keeep their promises made to the youths. Therefore, they should give unemployment allowance to the jobless youths or vacate office," Singh said.

Odisha unit Youth Congress presidnet Loknath Maharathy too criticised the BJD govenrment and announced that the organisation would continue to agitate on youth issues.

The Youth Congress activists, who were led by Singh and marched towards the after the rally, had a minor scuffle with the police. Later a dozen of leaders including OPCC chief Prasad Harichandan were picked up by the police.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 20:42 IST