Bhubaneswar:4/1/18; A day after the Union government denied to hike the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy this fiscal, the ruling BJD on Thursday declared to stage demonstration to reiterate its demand.
The state ruling party which termed the BJP led NDA government at Centre as anti-farmer decided to stage dharna in 12 districts of the state from January 8 to 17.
The BJD in a press meeting at its party office informed that it will hold demonstration at block-level in Bargarh, Balangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapara, Rayagada, Sambalpur and Sonepur districts. Later, the party will submit a memorandum to the district collectors addressing the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
The BJD also threatened to intensify its agitation over the matter if its demand is not addressed by the Union government soon.