BJP hounours Adivasis, Odisha got giant share in Cabinet in Modi regime
NEW DELHI: A new entrant in the Narendra Modi government and an Adivasi face from Odisha, hailed the BJP for according due respect to the community. Bishweswar Tudu, a first time BJP law maker from Mayurbhanj also thanked the PM for appointing two Cabinet ministers from the state with heavy portfolios. Tudu took charge of MoS in the Jal Shakti ministry, which is implementing two flagship programmes in rural areas – Swachh Bharat and Har Ghar Jal (drinking tap water connection). “We have made made remarkable progress in providing piped water connection to households in rural areas. We will try to push this further in association with the states,” he said.
Talking to TOI on his induction as another Adivasi representative in the Council of Ministers, Tudu said, “It was former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who created a separate ministry for tribal affairs. The BJP has always given huge importance to the progress of Adivasis. The party has continued this whenever it has come to power. The focus has been to take everyone together.”