Order of Naveen Patnaik to BJD MPs

Naveen Patnaik addressed both chambers in a virtual parliamentary meeting on Saturday.


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a virtual parliamentary party meeting on Saturday and asked Biju Janta Dal (BJD) MPs to address issues regarding state interests in the upcoming session parliamentary.

Addressing BJD MPs from both Houses, Patnaik informed MPs that during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on May 30, he discussed several issues regarding Odisha’s interest and had requested the Centre’s support in this regard.

“During my meeting with the Prime Minister on May 30 in New Delhi, I discussed several issues concerning the interest of the state and sought the support of the central government on all issues,” Mr. Patnaik said. .

“I would ask all of you to sort out all the outstanding issues with the concerned ministries so that they are settled within the given time frame,” he said.

He further said that he had written to Prime Minister Modi regarding the taking of 5 lakh metric tons of surplus parboiled rice from the state for the Kharif marketing season, removal of export duties on iron ore pellets lower by 58%, penalizing 1.84 lakh houses to affected families. by Cyclone Fani, among other problems.

“I have written letters to the Prime Minister regarding the evacuation of 5 lakh metric tons (MT) of surplus fortified parboiled rice from the state for the Kharif (KMS) 21-22 marketing season, removal of duties of export below 58% quality ore and pellets, sanction of 1.84 lakh PMAY (G) (special houses) to families affected by Cyclone Fani and migrate data of 5.09 lakh from HR portal to PWL via Awaas+ and to the Union Finance Minister on the exemption of the DMF Trust from the jurisdiction of Income Tax from 2022-23 All of the above issues are to be addressed with the Government of the Union. ‘Union,’ said the Chief Minister.

“The Ho Language” in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution must be followed.

“Our proposal to expedite the pending railway projects in the state, the implementation of the recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee on the minimum support price for paddy for the benefit of our farmers, the reservation of 33% for women to the Assembly and Parliament, the constitution of the Odisha Legislative Council, our application for special category status and the inclusion of ‘Ho’ and ‘Santali’ languages ​​in the 8th schedule of the Constitution must be followed and pursued with force,” he said.

“We are neglected when it comes to railroads, banking, teledensity, paying the coal royalty and clean energy tax and building the coastal highway. All of the above issues of crucial importance to Odisha’s interest must be raised in Parliament,” he said. added.

Later, Mr. Patnaik said that the “daughter of Odisha” Draupadi Murmu had been appointed to the highest office in the country, which is a great pride for the state.

“Odisha’s daughter Draupadi Murmu has been appointed to the highest office of our country. It is indeed a matter of honor and pride for our state. On behalf of the people of Odisha and BJD, we must give him our full support for the presidential election to be held on July 18.”

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