Naveen targets Centre over KALIA scheme, coal royalty

Angul: The BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today campaigned at four places of Angul district. During his public address in Ghantapada area of Talcher Assembly constituency, he slammed the Centre and BJP leaders for neglecting Odisha.

The Chief Minister accused the Centre of hatching a conspiracy to stop KALIA scheme and targeted it over coal royalty.

“Centre is getting crores of rupees in terms of revenue from coal royalty while Odisha only gets dust and pollution,” Patnaik said during a public meeting in Talcher adding that BJP leaders are only visiting the State but have not done anything for the people of the State.

In his address, CM Naveen highlighted different schemes of State government and said that he will serve the 4 crore people of Odisha till his last breath.