No question of re-alignment with BJD: Gadkari

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (PTI) BJP national president NitinGadkari today ruled out any tie-up with erstwhile ally BJD,terming the Naveen Patnaik-led party as a "politicalbetrayer".

"The BJD of Naveen Patnaik is a political betrayer ...

There is no question of a re-alignment with it in future,"Gadkari said at BJP''s ''Bhrastachar Hatao Samabesh'' here.

Gadkari''s statement came after BJP legislature partyleader K V Singhdeo requested that the party president, who ison his maiden visit to Orissa, should announce that therewould be no future alignment with BJD.

"BJD is not far behind the Congress government at theCentre so far as corruption is concerned," he said whilereferring to the various scams rocking Orissa.

BJP was emerging as an alternative in Orissa as thepeople were fed up with both BJD and Congress due to scandalsand corruption, Gadkari said.

"People of Orissa are preparing a ''Ghar Phero Abhijan''(return to home) for BJD leaders," he said while mocking theBJD''s ''Ghar Chalo Abhijan'' campaign.

Holding both Centre and the state governmentsresponsible for the price rise, he said petrol price was hikedseven times in the last six months.

BJP state president Jual Oram alleged that corruptionwas rampant in this BJD rule and Congress leaders could learnfrom it the "trick'' to maintain a clean image while indulgingin corruption.

BJP senior leaders Santosh Gangwar, Baldev Punj, BijayMohapatra, B B Harichandan, Dharmendra Pradhan also addressedthe rally.

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