CM Naveen Asks Party MPs To Raise Pending, Critically Imp Issues Of Odisha In Parliament

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Parliament’s Monsoon Session commencing 18th July, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik advised all his party MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to extend support to NDA Presidential Candidate Draupadi Murmu and raise pending issues of the state in both the Houses.

Addressing the conch party MPs through virtual mode, the Biju Janata Dal Supremo sought their full support for Smt. Draupadi Murmu’s candidature in the Presidential Election.

“The daughter of Odisha Smt. Draupadi Murmu has been nominated to the highest office in our country. It is indeed a matter of honour and pride for our state. On behalf of the people of Odisha and BJD, we need to extend our full support to her candidature in the Presidential Election to be held on 18th July,” said Naveen.

Further, stating that he had discussed several issues concerning Odisha’s interest and sought the support of the Central Government during his meeting with the Prime Minister on the 30th of May in New Delhi, Patnaik asked the MPs to take up all the pending issues with the concerned ministries so that these are sorted out in a time bound manner.

“Recently, I have written letters to the Hon’ble Prime Minister on the evacuation of 5 lakh MT of surplus fortified parboiled rice from the state for the KMS 21-22, on withdrawal of export duty on the below 58% grade ore and pellets, sanction of 1.84 lakh PMAY (G) (Special Houses) to the cyclone Fani affected families and to migrate 5.09 lakh data from the R.H. Portal to PWL through Awaas+ and to the Union Finance Minister on exemption of DMF trust from the purview of Income Tax from 2022-23 onwards. All these issues need to be pursued with the Union Government,” the BJD President said.

“Our proposal for speeding up of pending railway projects in the state, implementation of the Swaminathan Committee recommendations on minimum support price for paddy in the interest of our farmers, 33% reservation for women in both Assembly and Parliament, the constitution of Odisha Legislative Council, our demand for Special Category Status and inclusion of ‘Ho’ language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution needs to be followed up and pursued vigorously,” the Odisha CM told party MPs.

“We are neglected in matters of Railways, Banking, Tele density, Payment of Coal royalty and clean energy cess and the construction of Coastal Highway. All the above critically important issues concerning the interest of Odisha need to be raised in the Parliament,” Naveen concluded.

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