Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked party MPs to raise issues concerning the interests of the State during the upcoming Budget Session in the Parliament.
Chairing the BJD Parliamentary party meeting, Patnaik told the MPs to effectively present issues of State’s interest in both houses of Parliament.
Patnaik stressed on strongly countering the false propaganda done by BJP leaders at various times hampering development of the State.
He pointed out that the interests of the people of the State cannot be achieved due to BJP’s propaganda and the poor are being affected.
The BJD MPs will also strongly raise the issues of leftover boiled rice, passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill, demand for Special State Status to Odisha, provision of houses to the remaining beneficiaries of the State in the PMAY scheme, listing of 169 tribes as tribals, demand for special assistance for permanent resolution of the natural calamities, neglect of the State in the matter of railways, inclusion of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) in the Preamble of the Constitution and issues related to farmers and agriculture in the Parliament.