Relax withdrawal limit for housing project beneficiaries: Odisha CM to PM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi apprising him of the problems faced by the State to implement various housing projects and sought a relaxation in withdrawal limit for beneficiaries of the housing schemes being implemented in State.

Citing that the beneficiaries of various Central and State housing schemes are facing a lot of difficulties, Naveen informed the PM that the State government will not be able to achieve the target of completing 5 lakh houses by 2017 if the restrictions continue.

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However, Leader of Opposition, Narsingh Mishra criticized the CM saying “CM is writing various letters to the PM just to show off. Why did he announce his support to demonetization move then? After supporting the move, why CM has to write letters seeking help? In the end the State government will say that we are trying, and have sent letters and will allege central negligence.”

BJP also slammed CM for just writing letters and not doing anything. “Our CM is a CM for writing letters. He has been writing letters every day, but is not being able to achieve much. He just wants to pass the buck to someone else,” said BJP spokesperson, Sajjan Sharma.