On Tuesday, as party chief Amit Shah unveiled the second conclave of North Eastern Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a top BJP leader reassured leaders from north eastern states that the party did not intend to dictate what people should eat, NDTV reported.
"The demonetisation has not had any negative impact (on economic growth). But, let me tell you they (political rivals) have grown old whereas the BJP has young leadership", Shah said.More news: Florida sheriff bans sex offenders from Hurricane Irma shelters
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), September 6: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday began his three-day visit to Odisha to persuade the party workers and leaders to help achieve the party's goal of securing 120 out of 147 seats in the 2019 Assembly poll. "But, only the BJP and Communist parties have internal democracy which is not found anywhere else including the Congress and BJD", Shah said addressing a meeting with intellectuals here.
He said the people associated closely with the government were involved in multi-crore chit fund and mining scams. Of the several pro-poor initiatives of Modi Government like the Jan Dhan Yojana, Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, Ujjwala Yojan, Crop Insurance Scheme, Digital India, Swachh Bharat Mission, Mudra Yojana, Start up India and Stand up India, the free LPG distribution to BPL families has been a game changer for the party.More news: Hungary calls European Union court's refugee ruling 'appalling'
He further criticised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for celebrating his best administrator award given by news magazine. Rudy and Balyan are tipped to be named BJP general secretaries, the sources added. Hitting out at the Naveen Patnaik government, Shah said the "state is plagued by rampant corruption", and people have been deprived of proper electricity and drinking water supply in the last 17 years of BJD rule. The BJP has just 10 MLAs in the assembly.More news: PSG president says nothing to hide over summer transfers