Bhawanipatna: Odisha Jan Morcha (OJM) leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra claims credit for introduction of Rs 2/kg rice and Biju KBK Yojana. Mohapatra also today criticised Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik claiming that he did not try to improve the condition of the people.
Addressing OJM's second rally at Bhawanipatna he described Patniak as 'selfish' and 'inhuman'. "Naveen did not try to improve the condition of the people in the poor state. I had suggested him to introduce cheap rice scheme for the poor people and also Biju KBK Yojana to help the poverty hit districts," Mohapatra told a gathering from eight tribal dominated districts. Mohapatra alleged that the Chief Minister became envious of him. Naveen's lack of vision for the improvement of the state was clearly visible, he claimed.
"Though his legendary father Biju Patnaik was a man with vision and a heart, Naveen did not have any such qualities," Mohapatra said adding that he had shouldered responsibility of promoting Naveen in the state politics.