Kejriwal calls for change in Odisha

first_imgAam Aadmi Party national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called for a change in Odisha accusing the ruling Biju Janata Dal, the Congress and the BJP of running a corrupt “alliance” government funded by the mining mafia.“The BJD government is under direct control of the mining mafia. It is said that the BJD is in the BJP’s pocket and the Congress in the BJD’s pocket. In Odisha, there is no BJD government, but an alliance government of the BJD, the BJP and the Congress. All of them have ganged up to loot money. Every five years, they announce an election and deal on seats with tacit understanding,” said Mr. Kejriwal while addressing a public meeting here.‘People’s choice’“The people of Odisha have to decide whether they want to change the government or not. People of Delhi had ousted the BJP and the Congress and brought in AAP. Nobody had known AAP before that. AAP was a new party that had emerged from the Anna [Hazare] movement. Many had to go to jail for protesting against corruption,” he said.The Delhi Chief Minister said, “People can only decide the future of Odisha. We do not have enough funds to fight election. It depends on the people what they want. If they are happy with the corrupt alliance, then it is fine. If they want to get rid of the present government, it can happen. As New Delhi witnessed a change, the same may happen in Odisha.”“People of Odisha will decide if the rule of mining mafia is here to stay or people’s rule will be restored. In Delhi, the condition of hospitals isimproving, power is getting cheaper, poor are getting better education and rate of wage is going up. The transformation can definitely take place in Odisha as people hold the key,” said Mr. Kejriwal.“Delhi is not a power-producing State, but the tariff is one of the lowest in the country. On the contrary, power is produced in Odisha, but people pay hefty tariff,” he said.last_img read more

Batang Pier brace for series vs Kings

first_imgAfter winning out in a classic encounter for the right to bring up the tail of the playoff field, GlobalPort is bracing for a series against what its coach said is the best team in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Terrence Romeo drained a tough triple with 8.1 seconds left  that helped key the Batang Pier’s 107-106 nipping of Alaska at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night for the last quarterfinal slot as GlobalPort gears up for the series of its life against top-ranked Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES “We surprised a lot of people,” GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren said after the gripping win that saw the best of Terrence Romeo at the clutch. ”Justin Harper finished with 32 points and Romeo capped a 26-point night with that dagger triple over Kevin Racal’s pressure defense for 106-104, a sequence of greatness that Pumaren later said typified how thick-faced Romeo is.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You have to give credit to the guy (Romeo), he was willing to take that shot. In short, makapal talaga ang mukha niya,” Pumaren said in jest of Romeo, who made three of his six triples inside the last five minutes.  “It takes a great player willing to take that shot.”Corey Jefferson fired 32 points and had 16 rebounds in Alaska’s eighth straight loss, which ruined Calvin Abueva’s career-high 31 points on top of  13 rebounds. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Ginebra is really peaking at the right time,” Pumaren said of his opponent at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the first of two games the Batang Pier need to win to march on to the Final Four. “It will be a tough series for us, we’re playing the best team [in the conference] that’s on a streak.”The loss meant that Alaska will be missing the playoffs for the first time under Alex Compton’s watch that dates back to the last eight conferences, where the Aces finished runner-up four times. It  will also be the first time that Alaska failed to make it past the eliminations in  14 conferences.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments MOST READ Venus Williams loses in 4th round at French Open Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more