Kalahandi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reiterated party’s promise for women.
Addressing election rally in Jaipatna in Kalahandi district, Patnaik promised of hiking medical assistance for women under BSKY from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, free education for girls, marriage assistance of Rs 25,000 for poor families, accidental insurance to all SHGs, interest-free loan of Rs 5 lakh to all SHGs and Rs 5,000 crore work per year for women under Mission Shakti.
He also came down heavily on BJP and Central leaders and said they only flock to the district during elections season.
“They (central leaders) should be asked what happened to the promise of establishment of Bhawanipatna Rail Wagon Factory, increasing of MSP and irrigation to every farmland,” said Patnaik.
Naveen also asked people to ask the central leaders that why KBK Yojana and scholarships for SC & ST students were stopped.