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Tag: Special Category Status

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Naveen Lying To People To Undermine PM Modi's Commitment For Odisha: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Coming down hard on the Odisha government and the ruling Biju Janata Dal, the Bharatiya Janata Party State President, Sameer Mohanty on Sunday said that development still eludes Odisha despite staying under the regime of a single party (BJD) for 20 straight years. CM Naveen has been lying to the public to undermine Centre’s […]

Anurag Thakur
Special Category Status to Odisha not under consideration: Centre

Bhubaneswar: In a major blow to Odisha which has been demanding special category state status, Union Minister for State (Finance) Anurag Thakur today informed that no such proposal is under the consideration of the Central government. Thakur’s comments came in response to a question from BJD MP Ramesh Majhi in Lok Sabha today. “There is […]

Naveen's BJP tilt raises concerns over Odisha's long-standing demands

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has been at loggerheads with the Centre over a host of issues like Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Paddy, rising oil prices, Polavaram dam and special category status for the state. However, the ruling BJD’s tilt towards the BJP has resulted in noticeable softening of its stance on these issue, which many believe, […]

Centre ignoring Odisha’s demand for special category status: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief Miinister Naveen Patnaik today reiterated Odisha’s demands for special category status and criticised the Centre for not listening to its pleas. When the BJD and BJP were in alliance from 2000 to 2009 we had combinedly fought for the special category status to the state. But after splitting the alliance in 2009 we had […]

BJP, Congress against special category status to Odisha: BJD

Bhubaneswar: While politics over special category state status to Odisha continues, BJD MP Kalikesh Singh Deo today reiterated that the party will intensify its demand to get the status for the State even though BJP and Congress are against it. Speaking to OTV, Singh Deo said, “We know BJP doesn’t want Odisha to get the […]

Odisha will continue to seek special category state status: CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will continue to raise its demand before the Centre for special category status (SCS) to the State, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. Replying to a media query, Patnaik stated, “We have always demanded special category status for Odisha and are doing so again.” Yesterday, BJD Parliamentary Party leader Bhartruhari Mahtab said the […]

Odisha clarifies stance on its special category status demand

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Parliamentary Party leader Bhartruhari Mahtab on Thursday said that Odisha will intensify its demand if the Centre grants special category state status to Andhra Pradesh. Speaking to OTV, the Cuttack MP said, ” Odisha has been demanding for special category state status since long. However, if the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh gets the status, […]

Youths can drive State towards success, says Naveen Patnaik

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the students and youths of the State to oppose strongly the anti-Odisha elements who are always campaigning for their own interest. Addressing the south Odisha zonal youth conference of the BJD at Ambapua here in Ganjam district, Patnaik said his government is always working for development of State […]

BJD calls for state-wide agitation on Mahanadi, special category status for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Protesting Mahanadi issue and Union Minister VK Singh’s remark on special category status for Odisha, a state-wide agitation will be observed by the youth and students’ wing of BJD on June 19. Activists of Biju Yuva Janta Dal (BYJD) and Biju Chhatra Janta Dal (BCJD) will hold protests and stage agitation at all district […]

Spl category status for Odisha not necessary: VK Singh

Bhubaneswar: Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs VK Singh today downplayed the demand of special category status for Odisha and said it is not necessary to assign the status to the State. At a Press meet organised by the state BJP here, the Minister stated, “The nation would grow if the states progress. Odisha […]

CM Naveen Patnaik seems in a 'no & yes' dilemma over ministry reshuffle

Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik has kept everyone guessing about his move to reshuffle his ministry after party’s sub-par performance in the recently concluded Panchayat Polls. While earlier during the day in New Delhi, Patnaik ruled out the chances of a ministry reshuffle saying there are no thoughts about that right now, upon his return to […]

Biju Patnaik deserves Bharat Ratna: CM Naveen

New Delhi: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today asserted that legendary leader Biju Patnaik deserves the Bharat Ratna. “I think he certainly deserves it, very much,” said Naveen while taking to newsmen in New Delhi. On being asked about Odisha’s demand for a special category status, Patnaik said “For a very long period we have been […]

Oppn creates uproar in RS seeking spl eco package for 7 states

New Delhi: Opposition parties today created uproar in Rajya Sabha demanding special economic package for seven most backward states including Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, leading to adjournment of the House till noon. Raising the issue, Kiranmay Nanda (SP) said the Central government has failed to provide financial package to the seven most backward states […]