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“Demon of corruption” has become powerful in Odisha:.Narendra Modi

Bhubaneswar24/12/18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government alleging that the “demon of corruption” has become powerful in the state.

“What is the reason that from chit fund to PC culture, the demon of corruption has become so powerful in Odisha? Who is feeding the demon?” asked the Prime Minister at a rally in Khurda.

Virtually sounding a poll bugle in Odisha, which will face general and assembly polls simultenously, Modi alleged that inefficiency and corruption has kept the state backward despite assistance from the Centre.

“The Centre has launched a slew of project and spent huge funds for Odisha’s development, but despite all these, the state is lagging behind,” said Modi.

“After all, why have the farmers of Odisha been seeking water, why are they not getting suitable procurement? Why is the big part of Odisha not getting safe drinking water? Why do the teachers here have to stage demonstration to get their salaries?” asked the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister said people are realising there is a wave for change to take the state to a new path of progress and development.

He alleged that the state government has failed to fulfil the 2014 election promise to provide irrigation facilities to additional 10 lakh hectare of land.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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