Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik hit out at the national political parties for constant negligence towards his state and providing a false picture of development of the country.
In a scathing attack Patnaik accused the national parties of destroying the federal structure and working for their respective party interests.
Without naming any perticular political party Patnaik said, "National political parties have been repeatedly neglecting and disappointing Odisha. They are misleading people by presenting a fake picture of development,"
Assuring that the 4.5 crore people of Odisha will never be influenced by the agents of propaganda and lies of the national parties the CM said that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is committed to development.
"As a regional political party, BJD is working with dedication to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the peopleof the state," Patnaik, also the BJD president, said. Many welfare programmes launched by Odisha government have now become a model for other states, he said.
The 'Jan Sampark Padayatra' programme of BJD, aimed at informing people about the welfare programmes of the state government, was launched on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.
While launching the programme, Naveen Patnaik had said that the BJD would raise the issue of the Centre's alleged neglect towards Odisha during the padayatra which is scheduled to end on Jai Prakash Narayan's birth anniversary onOctober 11.
(With PTI inputs)