Sambalpur: Union Minister Uma Bharti today termed the issue of intolerance as a “false propaganda” against the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and called upon BJP workers to rebut the wrong perception.
“The opponents criticised governance of Narendra Modi while he was Chief Minister in Gujarat. However, the Muslims are happy in Gujarat…
“The workers of the BJP should respond to such false propaganda and counter them who are telling that there is intolerance in India,” the Union Minister of Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation said at a BJP workers’ meeting here.
Bharati also said if water and mineral resources are handled properly, Odisha could be the number one state in the country. “I will call on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday evening and present a road map for development of Odisha through proper management of water resources,” she said.
Bharati said she would visit the Hirakud Dam tomorrow morning and discuss with the Odisha Chief Minister about the pollution of river Mahanadi.
Speaking highly of the BJP workers of Odisha, she said, “They have continued their struggle despite being in opposition.”
Senior party leader Suresh Pujari, former Sambalpur MLA Jayanarayana Mishra, Kuchinda MLA Rabi Naik, Brajarajnagar MLA Radharani Panda were present at the meeting.