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Narendra Modi launched scathing attack on Naveen Patnaik-led government

Bhubaneswar: 22/9/18 :Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched scathing attack on Naveen Patnaik-led government blaming the State administration for all round failure.

Addressing a public meeting after laying the foundation stone and commencement of work for the country’s first coal gasification-based fertiliser plant at Talcher in Angul district, Modi came down heavily on the State government and said “with people’s support to BJP, Odisha would stride in the path of progress and prosperity. It will be a ‘dream’ Odisha and centre will stand solidly behind the State which is lagging way behind in various fields”. The centre is spending Rs 13,000 crores for the Talcher fertilizer plant and it will be commissioned in three years. With its commissioning, Odisha farmers would reap benefits.  4,500 local people will get direct employment while thousands of others would reap indirect benefits with it’s commissioning, he said.

The State is lagging behind various spheres. Despite generous flow of funds, the State has failed to provide toilets to people. Open defecation still in vogue in Odisha. I had talked to chief minister Naveen Babu in this regard, he said while saying that the government in the State should imbibe the mindset to improve the lot of poor people.

Sharpening attack on the State, Modi said “health scenario in Odisha is left much to be desired. The poor state of health service network is like an open book. Women and children are suffering as health service eludes them”.

If a man from Odisha falls sick and is hospitalized in Delhi, he will be deprived of free treatment provision up to Rs 5 lakh, he said.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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