Gadkari alleges corruption and scams in Orissa

Slamming the BJD government in Orissa for alleged corruption and scams, the BJP on Tuesday accused it of violating laws and neglecting the state`s interests to favour private companies.

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 23:19 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Slamming the BJD government
in Orissa for alleged corruption and scams, the BJP on Tuesday
accused it of violating laws and neglecting the state`s
interests to favour private companies.

"Orissa is suffering under the ineffective and corrupt
BJD government which has failed on all fronts," BJP President
Nitin Gadkari told reporters.

Accusing the Naveen Patnaik government of violating
laws to show favour to private companies, Gadkari alleged that
crores of rupees were misappropriated during the BJD rule in
the name of providing roads and drinking water in the
poverty-stricken KBK region.

The BJD government also failed in utilising central
schemes and projects due to callousness, he claimed.

Gadkari alleged that corruption in states like Orissa
and Assam needed to be highlighted at the national level.

To check corruption, resources like minerals
should be given on auction basis and e-tender introduced, he
said.

The BJP chief said agriculture was suffering in Orissa
in the absence of measures to strengthen irrigation, diversify
crop pattern and prevent natural calamities like floods by
building a proper canal system.

Gadkari claimed that BJP would bounce back to power in
the state in the next elections.

PTI