BJD’s ‘Karmi Sameelani’ to begin from today

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janta Dal’s (BJD) month long ‘Karmi Sameelani’, a counter strategy of the party to handle the growing resentment among people, will begin from Friday.

The decision of the BJD supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik to hold such party activists meetings comes in the wake of egg attack on ministers. Besides, the State government is in back foot over ration card irregularities.

In a letter to the party leaders, Naveen Patnaik urged his party men to reach people and apprise them of the achievements of the State government for the welfare of the people of the State. Moreover, through ‘Karmi Sameelani’, BJD aims to make people aware of the central negligence towards the state.

The chief minister has further directed the party workers to send photographs and video CDs of the entire event to the party headquarters.

BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb said the programme is meant to educate people about the government’s welfare schemes. “The opposition parties are trying to malign BJD’s image by making absurd comments against its leaders. Through the programme, we would boost the morale of our workers,” he said. The party would appoint observers to supervise the month-long programme.