Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to the newly elected Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs of the party asking them to give their report cards to him in every two months.
In the letter to the MPs, Naveen urged the party MPs to raise various issues pertaining to the development of Odisha in the Parliament and send written reports about their performance by the 10th of every two months starting August this year.
The Chief Minister will make a periodic review of the report cards and advice on the issues that need to be looked into so that they can dedicate themselves for the welfare of the people of Odisha.
“The people of Odisha have reposed faith in us for the fifth time for our efforts to fulfill their aspirations and now we are more responsible in the state and the center. I have interacted with you all and am happy for your commitment and interest in raising important issues concerning the people in the Parliament” Naveen wrote in the letter. The BJD supremo also urged the parliamentarians to visit their respective constituencies regularly to solve the problems of the people.
In the recent Lok Sabha elections, the BJD had decided to allocate one-third of party tickets to women candidates. The people of Odisha overwhelmingly supported the decision and gave massive mandate in favor of the BJD, mentioned. The BJD supremo also expressed satisfaction over the performance of party’s women MPs in the Lok Sabha as they have successfully raised various major issues concerning to the development of Odisha in the House.
It is worth mentioning here that the Chief Minister had earlier asked the state ministers to submit monthly reports on the steps taken by their departments for implementing the ruling BJD’s election manifesto.