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Opposition slams BJD govt for doing "little" for people

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Press Trust of India Bhubaneswar
The Opposition Congress and the BJP today slammed the BJD government in Odisha for "failing to meet the minimum requirement of the people" despite ruling the state for about 18 years.
Initiating a debate on the Odisha Appropriation Bill, 2018, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra of Congress said, "How can anyone support this Bill when the BJD government has utterly failed to provide safe drinking water, teachers to schools and doctors in hospital, despite remaining in power for 18 years."

Mishra said the government has failed on all fronts and continued to support the rich and influential at the cost of the poor and farmers.
The Congress leader was also critical on the state budget.
"We could have generated Rs 60,000 crore from mining sector alone by formulating State GST Act. But, the state government accepted the central act without making state-specific changes," Mishra said.
State BJP president and MLA Basant Panda also criticised the state government over the state's alleged failure in providing drinking water to people, teachers in schools, doctors in hospitals and justice to ST and SC people.

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 8:20 PM IST

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