New Politics Over Regional Disparity in Odisha Begins After CM Naveen Patnaik Vacates Bijepur Seat
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s choice to surrender the Bijepur get together seat in the state’s western parts has started a political line between his gathering Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the resistance BJP, which is occupied with showing Patnaik’s turn as a selling out to the general population of western Odisha.
Patnaik, who drove BJD to massive success in the Assembly surveys and was confirmed as boss pastor for a record fifth term on May 29, had challenged from Hinjili and Bijepur seats. His choice to battle in two places was a first in his political vocation. The 72-year-old BJD supremo won both the seats liberally and chose to hold the Hinjili situate in beachfront Odisha, from where he had recently been selected to the Assembly for four consecutive terms.
Bijepur falls in the Bargarh area in ruined western Odisha and offers fringes with Chhattisgarh. Patnaik’s choice to challenge from Bijepur as the second seat was conceived out of his gathering’s endeavor to charm itself to the general population of western Odisha despite BJP’s developing prominence in the district as of late. Upwards of eight of the ten MLAs, BJP had got in the 2014 Assembly surveys were from western Odisha.
Patnaik’s gambit brought blended outcomes for BJD in the as of late closed concurrent surveys. While five of the eight MPs the saffron gathering got in Odisha were chosen from the western parts, the territorial party figured out how to win upwards of 11 of the 14 Assembly seats in these parts. The Bargarh Lok Sabha seat went to BJP. However, all the five Assembly situates under this seat were won by BJD.
Three days before formally reporting his choice to clear the Bijepur to situate, Patnaik divulged a full improvement bundle worth Rs 1,330 crore only for this Assembly portion. Aside from 34,000 pucca houses for occupants, he guaranteed two uber channeled water supply plans, ensuring funneled water supply to every one of the families in the following two years, a lift water system venture worth Rs 48 crore, 29 stream lift water system ventures and around 3,000 profound borewell water system ventures.
“The CM’s surrender of Bijepur seat is his most recent demonstration of selling out for the general population of western Odisha. The unique bundle he declared before emptying the seat is only an eyewash and an endeavor to swindle the general population of western Odisha one more time,” smoldered senior BJP pioneer and Sambalpur MLA Jayanarayan Mishra.
BJP MP from Bargarh, Suresh Pujari, named Patnaik’s “deserving” of Bijapur as “only double-crossing with western Odisha.” BJP pioneers are as of now bustling informing western Odisha occupants concerning the “Bijepur selling out by Patnaik and BJD.”
It was, nonetheless, the local party that had first blamed BJP for ignoring western Odisha after the Union cupboard was confirmed on May 30. BJD pioneer and country improvement serve Sushant Singh said, however, the BJP won five Lok Sabha seats from western Odisha, not a solitary MP from the district turned out to be a piece of the Union committee of priests. PM Narendra Modi’s cupboard has got two priests from Odisha – Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi.
“The Naveen Patnaik-drove BJD government in Odisha has given the western pieces of the express their due offer by accepting six MLAs from the district in its cupboard,” said Singh.