Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik today took a jibe at the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre over alleged central negligence and sought financial autonomy for the State so that it can decide on the financial matters on its own.
“Odisha neither wants special category status nor Central assistance, rather needs financial independence so that the state can nurture its growth through its own finances. The fight for the rights of the State will continue,” said Patnaik at BJD’s 21st Foundation Day here.
Patnaik also sought to list the loopholes in Ujjwala, telecom network and railway network and various other projects.
He also wanted to know why the Coastal Highways are not being activated yet. He also alleged that farmers are not getting their due on time and the Centre remains non-committal on the issue of 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and State Assemblies.