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Naveen remind BJP how they forget 2014 poll manifesto for Special category status to Odisha

Bhubaneswar:2/11/18: With the 2019 assembly and general elections draw closer, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s voice against the BJP growing louder.

A day after saying that the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana is better than Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Patnaik on Friday targeted the BJP by reiterating the demand for special category status for Odisha.

Addressing a meeting during the Jan Sampark Yatra of the BJD at Laxmisagar area of the Capital city, Naveen criticised the Centre saying the BJP forgot its promise for power.

“Special category status to Odisha was in the 2014 poll manifesto of BJP. However, the party forgot its promise after coming to power,” he said.

“When the BJD and BJP were in the alliance from 2000 to 2009, we had combinedly fought for the special category status to the state. But after splitting the alliance in 2009, we had been fighting for it all alone,” said the Chief Minister.

“The ruling party will continue to fight for the special category status for Odisha,” Patnaik said, adding, the people of the state will give a befitting reply to the BJP in the upcoming 2019 elections.

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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