Cuttack: The ruling BJD`s popularity was
on the wane in Orissa and the Congress had reached a point of
no return and it was time for the BJP to step in, party
national vice-president Venkaiah Naidu claimed on Thursday.
The popularity graph of the BJD was sinking as new
scams were emerging at regular intervals involving its
leaders, while Congress had become unpopular, Naidu told the
concluding day`s session of the two-day state party executive
"The BJP therefore is now emerging as the only
alternative to fill the political vacuum in Orissa," he said.
"It will be a challenge for the party to fill the
vacuum and fulfill the aspirations of the people," he said.
Targetting the UPA government, Naidu said "corruption
and price rise are the main issues confronting the people and
the Congress is at the root of these troubles."