Jajpur, November 7 (odisha.in) A large party activists meeting was organized by the Barachana unit of the Nationalistic Congress Party (NCP) in the Mahavinayak temple premises at Chandikhole in Jajpur district on Tuesday.
The massive turnout was a show of strength by the local NCP leader and former minister, Amarprasad Satapathy before the forthcoming election. The organization meeting was attended by the NCP steering committee member and veteran leader Ashok Das, IPS turned politician Anadi Sahu and Kulamani Deo as the guests.
Without naming Naveen Patnaik, Das compared the relationship between the Orissa Chief Minister and the Leader of Opposition, Janakiballav Patnaik as sweet.
Addressing the party activists Ashok came down heavily on the BJD-BJP Alliance Government at the state headed by Naveen Patanaik.
Describing the chief minister Patnaik as the coward and weakest Chief Minister ever Das observed, that the chief minister doesn’t have even the power that a bureaucrat of a state has”.
Das alleged that Naveen had betrayed the people of Orissa by giving empty slogan in the name of clean and transparent government.
In view of the growing number of scams in all the departments during his last seven years tenure and a halt in the development activities in the state where the transparency lies, he questioned.
He said that the newly formed NCP in Orissa would go to the people with many scams by Naveen Patnaik government.
Das said that his party was gearing up for the next polls. The BJP-BJD Government coalition would not complete its five-year terms this time.
The NCP is eyeing the Barachana, Sukinda and Korei Bidhan Sobha seats in Jajpur, he added. He added that NCP was the only alternative for a new and developed Orissa.
Amarprasad Satapathy warned the ruling BJD in Orissa of ‘severe consequences’ if it started land acquisition for setting up the proposed steel plant by South Korean steel giant Posco.
Cautioning the state administration, Mr. Satapathy said that another Kalinga Nagar like incident, where 14 people were killed in police firing, might occur if Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik encouraged such practice.
Many Sarpanches and Samiti Members from the Barachana constituency to day joined the NCP from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Congress with a huge number of their supporters. Hundreds BJD workers also joined the NCP from all over the district.