Naveen Patnaik’s ‘first order’ will be to give free power to people: BJD – .

Naveen Patnaik’s ‘first order’ will be to give free power to people: BJD – .
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Senior BJD leader and close aide of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik VK Pandian on Wednesday asserted that Patnaik would take oath for the sixth time on June 9 and his first order would be free power supply to 90 per cent of the population of .

Sharing a short video of his conversation with the CM during their visit to Deogarh district, Pandian said, “With the blessings of Mahaprabhu (Lord Jagannath) and you (the people), our favorite Chief Minister Naveen Babu will lend sworn in again on June 9 and its first order will be free power supply to 90 percent of the population of Odisha and an extension of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojna (BSKY) for all, including civil servants.

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After Pandian said that was the case, Patnaik then continued: “Naveen Patnaik’s Bijili (power) guarantee and the Conch symbol guarantee.”

This short video of the CM and Pandian came after BJP leader Samir Mohanty sought clarification from the BJD on its promise of free power supply.

Alleging that the BJD has been misleading people by making “false” promises of free power supply to all, Mohanty asked, “Let the BJD clarify how many people are going to benefit from the promise of free power supply?”


The BJD, in its election manifesto, promised to provide free electricity to all households consuming less than 100 units per month. For households consuming between 100 and 150 units, 50 units will be free.

“Almost the entire rural population will benefit from these initiatives. This will also benefit urban households. This scheme will cover 85 to 90 percent of households in Odisha. Electricity will be provided free of charge to farmers. This will bring relief to a large section of the rural population. number of farmers who depend on agricultural pumps, especially in western Odisha,” the party said in its manifesto.

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Lavani Sudeep

Published on:

May 16, 2024



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