Amit Shah, while speaking at ‘Jan Jagran Maha Samavesh’ in Bhubaneswar took pot shots at UPA for its laid back attitude regarding cross border retaliation. He said that the scenario is different under Modi government and India now replies with a bullet at the border. Amit Shah also talked about corruption and said that the state will not become corruption free until BJP comes to power. ‘Ukhaad ke fenk do iss sarkar ko”, he said. Amit Shah also took a dig at Naveen Patnaik and asked him what he has done during his 17 years in office. He said BJP is going to complete its 2.5 years in office and it has already done more than than what Naveen Patnaik has done as the Chief Minister of Odisha.
He said, while many states are already on their path of development, Odisha has not even embarked on its journey yet. In his speech, he asked what Naveen Patnaik has done to solve the problem of water and electricity in the state. He also took a dig at Naveen Patnaik for Odisha’s problem of unemployment.
Talking about the situation of tribals in Odidha, Amit Shah talked about the incident where Dana Manjhi, the tribal farmer who made headlines after pictures of him carrying his dead wife on his shoulders surfaced.The farmer had to carry the dead body of his wife on his shoulders after being denied hearse service from the hospital. He said while Naveen Patnaik has not done anything but to speak at press conferences, Modi government has sent Rs 130,000 crore for the development of the state and has planned several schemes for the development of the tribals.