Bhubaneswar: Terming the 100 days of the Narendra Modi government as “UPA-III”, the BJD Tuesday said there was hardly any difference between the NDA and the UPA-I and UPA-II governments.
“We term the Modi's 100 days in government as the UPA-III regime as there is hardly any difference between the two,” BJD's newly appointed spokesman and former minister Rabi N Nanda told PTI.
Stating that there has been no change in inflation, BJD spokesman said, “the people had great expectation that prices will come down after Modi takes over. But, there has been further rise in prices. The government has increased train fare.”
Ridiculing Modi's slogan of “Achhe din (Good Days)”, Nanda claimed that there have been good days for the business communities and not for the common people.
Odisha has not get its dues in the general budget as well as in the railway budget, and the Modi government has also neglected Odisha's interest in Polavaram project issue, he alleged.
Asked on the NDA government's mineral royalty revision which benefited Odisha by about Rs 1,600 crore, Nanda said, “the state has got its dues as part of the federal system. There is no credit for the NDA government.”
The Naveen Patnailk-led BJD alleged that relation with Pakistan has turned bad with violation of ceasefire for about 60-70 times.