BJD MPs to Raise Issues Concerning Odisha’s Interests in Parliament

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked the BJD MPs to raise issues concerning the interests of Odisha in the upcoming Budget session of the Parliament.

Chairing the BJD Parliamentary party meeting, Naveen held discussions to prepare a strategy for the party for the Budget session.

The BJD will raise several issues of state interest in both the houses of Parliament in a vigorous manner. The Chief Minister asked the party MPs to give a strong response to the false propaganda made by BJP leaders at various times hampering development of the State.

The BJD MPs will raise the key issues including demand for Special State Status to Odisha, provision of houses to the remaining beneficiaries of the state in the PMAY scheme, listing of 169 tribes as tribals, passing of women’s reservation bill, demand for special assistance for permanent resolution of the natural calamities, inclusion of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) in the Preamble of the Constitution and issues related to farmers and agriculture.

The Budget session will start on January 31 and is likely to continue till April 6, with a break between February 14 and March 12.

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