Bhubaneswar: Odisha unit of BJP Wednesday launched three-day long agitation across the state in protest against irregularities in the allotment of pucca houses to ineligible beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

The BJP activists held demonstrations in front of all block offices in the state in protest which will continue till July 9 next.

BJP State President Samir Mohanty alleged a Rs 1,000 crore scam in the allotment of houses under the PMAY  in the state and demanded a CBI inquiry into it.

Mohanty said an inquiry by a central team into the irregularities in the allotment of houses under PMAY in nine blocks spread over five districts exposed the scam. He said an inquiry conducted by the central team has revealed that houses have been allotted to ineligible beneficiaries in the state.

The bank accounts of the beneficiaries have been changed to transfer the funds to other people, he said adding the…

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