Khurda: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday urged the Centre for running a special train in name of noted freedom fighter Buxi Jagabandhu in Odisha.
The Chief Minister during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei hills in Khurda today put forth his demand for a special train in name of Buxi Jagabandhu, who led the forces against British rule in 1817.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said: “The state government has been demanding the Centre to declare Paika rebellion as the first freedom movement of India. Besides, I demand for a special train in name of Buxi Jagabandhu”.
Patnaik also termed the Paika Rebellion (armed rebellion) as the mass movement in which entire Odisha had participated against British East India Company. The state government has provided land for the structure and he is committed to extend all sorts of support for infrastructure development, he further stated.
The CM hoped that the President will consider his demand for the interest of the people of Odisha.