BHUBANESWAR: Union Home Minister Rajanath Singh today urged people to make the country Congress free for a poverty free India.
Mr Singh also appealed to the voters to dislodge Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha and give chance to BJP for a new Odisha .
Addressing the Bijay Sanklap Samabesh at Bari in Jajpur district, before the fourth and final phase of election in Odisha, Mr Singh said the Congress has been making poverty an issue but failed to eliminate it from the country.
He said poverty can be eliminated from the country if the country was made Congress free and urged people to vote for the BJP both for Lok Sabha and Assembly in the state.
Alleging that the desired development has not taken place during the 20 year rule of the BJD government, Mr Singh appealed to the people to give BJP one chance to serve the state five years and promised to make Odisha the number one state in the country in five years.
He said the states where BJP is in power has made rapid progress Mr Singh said the Ayushman Bharat Scheme launched by the Union government for the benefit of the poor and the scheme has been implemented all over the country.
But the Naveen Patnaik government did not implement the scheme in the state depriving the poor people the health benefit.
He also alleged that not only the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, several other welfare schemes launched by the central government for the benefit of the poor were not implemented by the state government..