Pradhan was addressing a gathering of party workers graced by his party’s national president JP Nadda and senior leaders.
“The Centre has already given 17 lakh houses to Odisha under the Prime Minister Awas Yojna. But eligible beneficiaries have not got house yet. Massive irregularities have been committed in distribution of houses on party-line consideration by the ruling party,” he alleged.
He wanted to know why the Aayushman Bharat Yojana, which provides free treatment to crores of people, has not been implemented in Odisha and Odia people have been deprived of the same.
Pradhan alleged that massive corruption has been committed in the MGNREGS implementation in the State as per the 14th and 15th Finance Commission reports.
He took a jibe at the State Government for its claims of women empowerment citing Health Survey Report that said female and male ratio has rapidly declined in the last two years.
He too to know why one crore people of Odisha have gone outside to work as bonded labourers when the State is rich in all types of resources.
“Odisha will celebrate its 100th year of its State status in 2036 and the country 100th year of Independence in 2047. We have to put Oidsha in the path of rapid development. We have to make it the most developed State in the country,” Pradhan said and urged party workers to work hard to bring a double engine Government in Odisha in 2024.
The Union Minister advised that each worker has to work with all vigour with “Mo Booth Sabuthu Majboot” (My booth is the strongest one) notion in order to achieve the target.