After going through the post, Pradhan stated that Khuntia has rightly compared the current social and political situation of Odisha with its history.
The crematorium, which has two chambers for simultaneous cremation, has been made in collaboration with the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). The Central government PSU has supplied all the equipment including supply pipes and burners through which CNG will be fired.
Odisha is now witnessing a peculiar situation where the Minister, Secretary and MP are giving contradictory statements against each other, alleged Pradhan.
Be it Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik or the members of the cabinet or the MLAs, they are not taking decisions for the state. Those who do not understand Odia pride and glory and those need to obey orders are presently giving orders here, alleged Pradhan.
Notably, a target was set to provide 9 lakh pucca houses to eligible beneficiaries under the PMAY by June this year.
In a letter to CM Naveen, Pradhan urged him to continue with the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mechanism for payment of pension to the elderly, widows and divyangs.
Pradhan, who visited the poll-bound Jharsuguda district yesterday, targeted the Naveen Patnaik-led government alleging that the party is being run by two bureaucrats who are not even from Odisha.
Ruling BJD in Odisha slammed the Centre and the minister for their indifferent attitude towards the border dispute with Andhra over border villages in Kotia.
Talking about the government’s plan for a Digital University, to be built on a networked hub-spoke model, Pradhan said it is a unique concept with no world model and deliberations are underway.
While releasing the book of eminent writer Bijay Nayak, Pradhan said, he is ready to bear all the shrills of the Kaurava army in Odisha.
During a press meet today, Pradhan took a dig at the Odisha government by stating ego like Ravana (Demon King) and Duryodhan (Kaurav) will not sustain for long in democracy.
The Union Minister also raised questions over the ongoing Crime Branch investigation into Naba Das murder.
While addressing the second convocation event at Rama Devi Women’s University on Friday, Pradhan said, “I learnt that Rama Devi is first women’s university of Odisha and is also an affiliating university.”
While addressing the press in Bhubaneswar, Pradhan alleged that the basic foundation of the ongoing investigation in the Naba Das case is wrong.
The party has also appointed Tamil Nadu State President K. Annamalai as the co-incharge. Pradhan had worked as the Karnataka in-charge during the tenure of former chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa in 2008.
However, there is no clarity on whether Pradhan will fight the electoral battle for Lok Sabha or Assembly segment in the upcoming crucial 2024 elections.
The registration for JEE Main 2023 is underway, the deadline of the application process is January 12. The exam will be conducted on January 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.
Speaking to the reporters in Bhubaneswar, Dharmendra Pradhan said, “The people who are entrusted with the law and order should be answerable for their act to the public. The mode of inquiry should be as per the law. That is why we have demanded CBI inquiry into the case.”
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday hinted that general elections could be held earlier than schedule in Odisha. Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Bhubaneswar, Pradhan said he has heard that the general polls may be held early in the State.
Dharmendra Pradhan said he believes that the people of Odisha have immense faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the development of the State.