Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his second visit to Odisha in a week and addressed a rally in Sundergarh on Saturday. The prime minister said that it is the first time that a prime minister had come to Sundergarh in Odisha. “Today, a pradhan sewak of Odisha has come here,” PM Modi said. The saffron party is celebrating its Foundation Day and on this, the prime minister said, “Today is the 40th founding day of BJP. It's not made of borrowed ideology from outside. It has taken birth from the aspirations of the people of India. We aren't based on a family or money. Karyakartas and their hard work have made this party.”
He asked the people of the state to decide if they want an honest government or a corrupt government in Odisha and at the Centre. Attacking the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal government in the state, the prime minister said that the BJD has obstructed the implementation of financial assistance to farmers, free treatment to the poor under Ayushman yojana. It shows that they have evil and doubtful intentions. The discrimination on the basis of territory that the BJD government of Odisha is doing, the same discrimination the Congress and its allies have done for decades with entire eastern India.
Talking about the surgical strike, PM Modi said, “India kills terrorists by entering inside their houses. There were governments earlier too, but they couldn't even think of surgical strikes... they didn't have the guts to cross the border by planes and kill the terrorists. Your 'chowkidar' is carrying out strikes at terrorist havens, while Congress is trying to remove the key powers of the soldiers.”