Odisha Congress Now B-team of Odisha BJP: BJD
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress has been acting like the B-team of the Odisha BJP, alleged the Biju Janata Dal while strongly condemning the six-hour Bandh call given by the grand old party.
Coming down heavily on the Congress, BJD national spokesperson Dr. Sasmit Patra said, “It is clear that the Odisha Congress has now become the B-team of the Odisha BJP. Due to its weak financial position, the Odisha Congress activities seem to have taken financial sponsorship from Odisha BJP”.
“Any sponsorship is not without conditions as we all know. So it is obvious, Odisha Congress is dancing to the tunes of Odisha BJP”, Patra said at a press briefing here on Thursday.
Odisha Congress does not want to raise issues of people’s interest anymore such as price rise, unemployment, farmers’ agitation, etc. It wants to do whatever
Odisha BJP asks it to do, the BJD leader alleged.
He further said that COVID pandemic over the past two years devastated the lives and livelihood. Crores of jobs were lost and the economy slid down. After the lockdowns, over the past few months the people of Odisha are back on their feet and at work. They want to work and recover the losses to their livelihood that happened due to COVID.
However, at this critical juncture, the Odisha Congress has called for a Bandh tomorrow, thereby severely impacting lives and livelihood of 4.5 crore people of Odisha, Patra said.
Referring to the Mamita murder case, the BJD spokesperson said, “The family has lost a bright and budding daughter and we are all saddened by this incident”.
The family has requested everyone not to politicize this case and they are satisfied by this investigation. Still Congress seems to be joining hands with the Odisha BJP to do dirty politics in this case, he added.