Monday, May 5, 2008

Rahul, no politics plz, May 5, 2008

The worst backward region of the country, KBK till date has received only lip service of the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty.

Statistics reveal stunning truths.

Sample the revelations.

Upper Indravati Irrigation Project was proposed and foundation stone was laid by late Morarjee Desai (a non-congress government)

Lanjigarh Road--Junagarh railway line (though not yet completed) was proposed during late Chandrasekhar government (non-congress government)

Bargarh--Boriguma national highway (NH 201) which passes through Kalahandi and whole KBK was initiated by Vajpayee government (a non congress government)

Even the most publicized KBK project was initiated by Narasimha Rao government which was though a congress government but Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty had played the least role in it.

Digambara Patra, a leading Non Resident Oriya (NRO) teaching at the American University of Beirut has presented the hard facts to the fourth generation icon to ponder over the matter and take corrective steps.

Professor Patra in a fact finding report has said the Kalahandi has been a long associated with the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty.

Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and recently yourself, visited undivided Kalahandi district and showed their sympathy towards development.

Though people of Kalahandi were offered lots of promise and development in the region, unfortunately, statistic shows Kalahandi has not received any major national developmental projects under the leadership of Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty.

Infrastructure is important for any kind of development. Problems in Kalahandi, KBK as a whole, are poverty and backwardness which actually are originated from unemployment and poor infrastructure.

Apart from agricultural development like irrigation, infrastructure in road, national highway, railway, airport and industries bring developments to a remote and backward place.

Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty has often publicly sympathized backward Kalahandi but has done little for this region.

During the recent India discovery journey from Nuapada (undivided Kalahandi district) Rahul referred himself as “Soldier of Kalahandi at Delhi”, however, the present central government where he has more influence Mr.Gandhi had done little to bring any sort of new project to this backward and starving region.

When a multi-campus university was proposed by Orissa government to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the ministry hijacked the idea and established a similar university in the home state of the concern minister and KBK region was ignored.

The central government announced 8 IITs, 7 IIMs and 30 central universities in major urban region in the country, unfortunately, not a single one in places like KALAHANDI (a central place to KBK region) to which Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty has routinely voiced as poor and backward region.

A national institute will not only bring effectiveness in education in these low literacy rate regions but also bring new opportunities as business and infrastructure to the region, said Professor Patra.

Chitta Baral, Professor at Arizona State University also echo the hard feelings of Professor Patra.

Professor Baral said statistics is proving that Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is more interested to exploit backwardness of poor KBK region and Orissa for political causes rather than the actual development of KBK region.

KBK region and specially Kalahandi has been a symbol of poverty and backwardness for the media and is it that impression the politicians want to play.

KBK region is as large as size of Punjab or Kerala, as a youth and future leader of this country we request you to focus more on development of KBK region.

KBK needs good roads, airport and railway projects as national project similar to the north eastern states.

Professor Baral suggested Mr.Gandhi to impress upon the UPA Government to set up a railway engine factory, to establish a central university, a National medical college and a national institute of technology in this region.

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