Bhubaneswar: Launching BJD’s Jan Sampark Padayatra at Mahishakhal in Bhubaneswar today Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik claimed that Odisha has achieved the highest rate of poverty reduction in the country.
Patnaik said that the state has topped the list of poverty reduction and claimed his government has reduced poverty in the state by 25%.
The BJD president also claimed that his party believes in action and has worked tirelessly for the last 17 years for the development of the state.
BJD believes in action and the development of Odisha is our aim, the state government has initiated many schemes for the poor and has worked for the last 17 years for the development of the state, said Patnaik in his address.
BJD will raise the issue of central negligence towards Odisha during its state-level Jan Sampark Padayatra which is scheduled to conclude on October 11.
Many Ministers, MPs and MLAs of the party along with thousands of party workers were present at the event.