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Jairam Ramesh and CM Naveen Patnaik engaged in a fictitious boxing match

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik are engaged in a fictitious boxing match, according to general secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Jairam Ramesh, who said on Monday that the conflict in Odisha is between the Congress and the BJD-BJP combination.

 

Ramesh stated that the BJD and the BJP are two sides of the same coin and posed the chief minister with five questions. These included whether the regional party would back the BJP following the elections, if it had backed all of the anti-farmer and anti-tribal bills that the BJP had introduced in Parliament, and if it would back the Congressman Hissedari Nyay’s social, economic, and caste census legislation.

The Congress general secretary inquired as to whether BJD supports the abolition of the 50% cap reservations for SC, ST, and OBC by a constitutional reform and a special budget for SC and ST equivalent to the percentage of population, referencing the regional party’s love of tribals.

Ramesh said that during the last ten years, BJD MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have supported the Modi administration on every controversial law, including the no-confidence vote, claiming that both the BJP and the BJD are anti-farmer and anti-tribal. He said that BJD votes also resulted in the election of a BJP Rajya Sabha MP. He stated that the BJP has spared BJD from the threats and harassment in exchange. Odisha has not seen any ED or CBI searches.

According to the Congress spokesperson, the BJP is losing ground to 379 seats in the four-phase elections. With a majority of seats, the INDIA group will form the next administration. “South mein saaf, North, West, and East mein half,” he said on the current Lok Sabha elections.

Ramesh said that the centerpiece of the party’s campaign would remain the Congress’s five Nyays and its 25 promises. The five Nyays are Yuva Nyay, Nari Nyay, Kissan Nyay, Shramik Nyay, and Hissedari Nyay. Ramesh attacked the prime minister, claiming that he no longer makes announcements. He is discussing “mangalsutra” and feelings between Hindus and Muslims.

The head of the Congress said that the prime minister is running a more desperate campaign than before. Following phase I of voting, he turned to overt polarization and fear mongering. His statements took a rather insane turn after phase II, with absurd claims of a buffalo snatching plot.

He has completely lost control of the story after phase III of voting, as seen by his startling claims that “Adani and Ambani,” two of his closest pals, had tempos full of black money. It isn’t an undercurrent anymore. He went on, “A wave is brewing in favour of the INDIA coalition.”

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