Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 (LocalWire): Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Odisha visit, the two political rivals in the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) indulged in question war.
On the occasion of BJD’s 21st foundation day observation here at state party headquarters, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked few questions to the Union government led by BJP, to which BJP leader and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan retorted.
Raising the issue of Central negligence towards Odisha Patnaik demanded for financial autonomy.
Pointing out Union government’s failure in fulfilling people’s demand in various fields, Patnaik raised these questions.
* The condition of National Highways in the state is hazardous. When the coastal highway will be completed?
* The plight of BSNL network is so poor that one has to climb a tree or rooftop to avail network. When the Centre will take initiative?
* The Khordha-Bolangir railway track is all set to create history. When it will be completed?
* People suffered a lot during demonetistaion. But no proper banking facility available in rural pockets in the state.
* Mahanadi Coalfields Limited is earning around 20,000 crore but giving Odisha only 2,000 crore.
* Farmers did not get compensation, crop loan. However, private insurance companies took huge profit.
* The Centre stopped grant for development of tribal area and slashed the scholarship funds for SC/ST students.
* How many women have refilled gas under most hyped Ujjwala Yojana?
In response to Patnaik’s allegations, while addressing a party programme here at Baramunda Pradhan said the president should clarify the details of land acquisition for the Khordha-Bolangir line.
Patnaik is appealing for 33 percent reservation for women. How many women ministers are there in his cabinet?
Who is promoting chit fund scam, percentage scam and corruption?
The petrol price has dropped Rs 20 in the last two months, but why the state government is not reducing tax, following which petrol price has remained high in Odisha.