In Odisha, the Prime Minister was quick to take a dig at the incumbent state government and said that percentage commission culture and delay in taking decisions have become the identity of the state government.
This has hurt the development of the state, he said.
At a public meeting after inaugurating a new airport at Jharsuguda, named after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai, PM Modi targeted the state government.
He said that under the BJD government, without bribe the beneficiaries are denied the fruits of central welfare programmes.
The prime minister said corruption and delay in taking decisions are becoming synonymous in the functioning of the Odisha government.
Stepping up attack on the BJD government ahead of Assembly election due next year with general poll, PM Modi emphasised on the need for “barre parivartan” (big change) to give pace to the development in Odisha.>