Balasore: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today launched its Jana Sampark Padayatra from Sahid Park at Cinema Chhak in Balasore district in the presence of Sadar MLA Jiban Pradip Dash and MP Rabindra Kumar Jena.
Similarly, the Padayatra was launched from Mahisakhal Behera Sahi in the Ekamra Assembly Constituency by the Chief Minister.
BJD workers in all the urban local bodies and villages will be involved in the 10-day long annual Padayatra across the state from October 2.
The yatra will conclude on October 11 coinciding with the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan. The BJD leaders said the party will raise the issue of Centre’s neglect and Odisha’s demand for special category state status during the padayatra.
The BJD leaders said the objective of the programme is to create awareness among the people and inform them about the injustice being meted out to Odisha by the BJD led NDA government at the Centre. Tacit support extended by Centre to Chhattisgarh on Mahanadi river water dispute.