Tag: Special Category

Naveen Patnaik
Naveen sings new special focus state-tune; Opposition terms it stunt

Bhubaneswar: Politics intensified over the recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi during which the latter demanded ‘special focus state’ status. Citing that Odisha is hit by natural calamities frequently, CM Naveen demanded that the State may be granted benefits of a special category state for […]

BJD mahanadi, Polavaram
Op-Ed: Hype Over Mahanadi and Special Category Demand Seems Unreal

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: On the eve of the elections, chief minister Naveen Patnaik had declared that the demand for special category status to Odisha would be a major poll issue. His party, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), had also sought to highlight state’s dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh over the sharing of Mahanadi waters in […]

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