Sharing the stage with BJD President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Shah also said that many people from Odisha are holding some of the top posts in the country, so the state is feeling 'achhe din'.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to Odisha. The Union Minister said on Monday that the Central Government is striving to develop Odisha with the help of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government of the state. Sharing the dais with BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Shah also said that the state is feeling 'achhe din' as many people from Odisha are holding some of the top posts in the country.
Apart from Shah and Patnaik, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was also present at an event organized at the indoor stadium here on the 75th anniversary of Odia daily 'Prajatantra'. In this, equal seats were allotted for the supporters and leaders of both parties. When the program was about to begin, supporters of the parties concerned raised slogans of 'Amit Shah Zindabad' and 'Naveen Patnaik Zindabad' at the stadium.
'Poster war' between the two parties before Shah reaches Odisha
There was also a 'poster war between the two parties before Shah reached Odisha. Supporters of both parties only stopped shouting when Pradhan appealed to the audience to remain calm. In his address, Shah said, "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are trying to do all-round development in Odisha with the help of the state government. He wants the central and state governments to work for development like Team India. "
'Women from poor tribal villages have become India's Excellency'
Claiming that 'Acche Din' has already arrived in Odisha, he said that from the President of India to the Governor of RBI, Odisha has the highest number of representatives at the national level. Shah said, "A woman from a poor tribal village has become India's Mahim (President). Dharmendra Pradhan is the Union Education Minister and Ashwini Vaishnav Railway Minister from this state. Tudu (Bisheshwar) is also in the Council of Ministers. Odisha has since independence It has never had such a large representation at the national level. Hence, it is a good day for the state."
I see a better future for Odisha: Amit Shah
Claiming that Odisha has immense potential to emerge as a 'state of possibilities', the Union Home Minister said, "It has a long coastline, rich mineral resources, forests and talented human resources. I wish Odisha a better future." It is visible." Drawing a comparison between Odisha and Gujarat, he said that Lord Jagannath is widely worshipped in both states. He said, "Odisha lies in the east, Gujarat in the west. Lord Jagannath is the god who connects the people of the East and the West." Praising the founder of 'Prajatantra' Dr Harekrishna Mahtab for his contribution to the freedom movement, Shah said that people would also remember him for his work in promoting Oriya literature.
Meanwhile, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi had alleged earlier in the day that when Shah landed at the airport here at around 1.30 pm, only the special secretary of the home department represented the state government at the airport, which was in violation of protocol. . Sarangi questioned the absence of the Odisha Minister of State for Home, Home Secretary or Director General of Police on Shah's arrival. Earlier in the day, Shah reached the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar. He also visited the Netaji Museum in Cuttack, where he paid tribute to the great freedom fighter.