Vastavam web: Dubbing the BJP as a party that “talks more and does less”, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday said the saffron party and the Congress were “responsible for the bankruptcy” of the national economy. “I will give you an example. The BJP and the Congress, how they bankrupt not only the national economy, but also the economy of the state,” Patnaik told reporters while replying to a question on the Congress and BJP’s demand of a farm loan waiver in Odisha.
Replying a question on the BJP’s demand of farm loan waiver in the state, Patnaik said, “I think BJP talks more and does less. In 2014, they (BJP) had promised us of Special Category State status to Odisha. We all know what happened to that.” On the Congress’s similar demand, Patnaik said, “The Congress demand will be a ridiculous reputation of their government (in Odisha) from 1995 to 1999. The treasury was bankrupt, salaries could not be paid and infrastructure suffered. It (farm loan waiver) hasnt paid in the past, it will not pay in the future.”
Asked how his KALIA scheme would give proper price to farmers, the chief minister said he had been demanding to enhance the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy “but the central government is not taking any step”.