Bargarh: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday promised to bring Chhattisgarh-like development in Odisha if voted to power in the state.
Addressing a public meeting at Nua Sarsara Ground in Bargarh, Rahul highlighted the development brought in three Congress-ruled states.
“What we had promised, we have fulfilled. As promised, we have initiated works for the establishment of food processing units and cold storages in Chhattisgarh,” he said.
He said the government in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh waived the loans of farmers and provided Rs 2500 MSP for paddy soon after coming to power.
“Whatever we did in Chhattisgarh, we will do the same in Odisha for which we need your support and votes in the forthcoming elections,” he added.
The Congress chief also came down heavily on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for alleged corruptions. He also questioned what the Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government did for the development of farmers and youths.
“What has Naveen Patnaik done for the unemployed youth of Odisha? Is there anyone here who can say Naveen Patnaik or Narendra Modi gave them employment? But Modi ji indulged in corruption and gave Rs 30,000 crore to an industrialist,” he said.