Odisha has fallen into ruin and both the state and the central governments are responsible for it, Modi said while addressing an election rally at the district headquarters town of Bolangir, about 330 km from here.

"Whenever there is a discussion on poverty in the country, the example of Odisha is given," he said."Is it a matter of pride for us? This situation must change," Modi said while asking the people to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and bring change.

"These governments have been functioning only for the sake of their names. They will never think about the welfare of the people. Throw them out permanently," Modi said.

Hitting out at the Congress and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Modi said these parties believed that the people were in their pockets and would continue to vote for them irrespective of what they do.


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