I am not an enemy of Orissa: Jairam
"It is unfortunate that my media friends highlight `nos` of my ministry and do not see positive side of the things. I am not against the state," Ramesh said during the inauguration of North East Bio-diversity gallery at the Regional Museum of Natural History, where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was also present.
"Many media friends were at the airport today. As soon as I landed here, they asked me questions on Posco. Posco is not all about Orissa. The state has a lot more things other than Posco," he said.
Ramesh did not take questions from the media on Posco or any other matter.
"Though I do not know the language, I am very much sensitive to the extraordinary tradition and culture of Orissa," Ramesh said, adding that his day started by listening to Oriya singer Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi`s Geet Govinda.
He claimed that the state has greatly benefited from the MoEF and many central projects were started first in Orissa.
The ruling BJD had last year launched its `Save Orissa Campaign` blaming Ramesh for clearance to the multi-purpose Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh while rejecting the mining proposal for Vedanta`s alumina refinery here.