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Rising Fuel Prices, Agrarian Distress, Unemployment to Be Major Issues in General Elections: Odisha CM
Rising Fuel Prices, Agrarian Distress, Unemployment to Be Major Issues in General Elections: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said that rising fuel prices, growing agrarian distress and unemployment are the three major issues to dominate the 2019 general elections.

While participating in an interactive programme at the India Today's Mind Rocks, 2019 Summit, the Odisha Chief Minister reiterated that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will maintain equidistance from both the Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the mahagathbandhan.

"Our policy is consistently to remain equidistant from the BJP and the Congress. We have done so and will continue to do so”, Naveen said.

Naveen, who had said that the BJP lost the elections in  Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for ignoring farmers' plight and not implementing the M S Swaminathan Committee recommendation, hinted that the same issue will play a vital role in the upcoming general elections.

In reply to a question on his attempt to become Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth time in a row, Naveen said, “We have consistently followed up on our development and welfare programmes. We make promises and keep them."