The state government, on the other hand, was worried over the fact that it had already taken a loan of Rs 3,000 crore from the open market during the first five months of the 2017-18 fiscal, a senior official said.
Describing the ‘Outlook India Speakout best administrator award’ given to Patnaik recently as a publicity stunt, the senior BJP leader said, “If the chief minister is hailed as the best administrator even after the mining scam involving crores of rupees during the BJD rule, it is surprising”.
“Attending rest of days programs. Must tell all you kids out there to drink adequate water before going out in sun. Thanks for your wishes,” Naveen Patnaik said in the tweet after attending another Independence Day function.
It is learnt that with the present situation of single line working, ECoR is not likely to run more than 50 per cent of the coaching trains that are supposed to ply over these areas, Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janta Dal leader Naveen Patnaik said.
“I would like to impress upon you to kindly issue suitable directives for extension of the cut-off date for registration of farmers till 16th August, 2017 so as to safeguard the interest of the farmers of the state of Odisha,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote.
Sources at the chief minister’s office said, while 5 people were killed in Bhadrak, 4 in Balasore, 3 in Kendrapara, 2 in Mayurbhanj and 1 each in Keonjhar, Angul, Sundergarh and Ganjam districts
“We have also apprised the governor about how the government advocates pleaded for BJD’s MLA from Hinjili, Naveen Patnaik. It is a case against Patnaik as an MLA and he should defend himself by engaging private lawyers. But the state’s advocate general and others state lawyers are representing Patnaik in the high court,” Mohanty said.
“It is astonishing to find that the RTGS number claimed by Naveen Patnaik is also the RTGS number of Ramchandra Hansda, the BJD MP who is behind bars because of his involvement in a chit fund scam,” the party said in a statement.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tribute to Kalam at a function on the occasion of the former president’s second death anniversary.
The state vigilance department has set up a helpline number to get feedback from the people on corruption in the rural housing schemes. “So far from July 20, we have received 289 complaints through helplines,” said vigilance director R P Sharma.
Odisha Cheif Minister Naveen Patnaik’s statement came a day after state BJP said it will move the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax department for an investigation into alleged discrepancies in the data of ruling BJD’s election expenditure.
“The Biju Janata Dal will support Sri Gopalkrishna Gandhi,” the BJD president told reporters. Former West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gnadhi files his nomination for Vice President. Gandhi was picked up by 18 opposition parties to be their nominee.
“I can clearly see love and affection among the people for (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and the BJP. While the people of Odisha are now with the BJP, our party is also eager to serve them and pull the state out of poverty and backwardness,” Amit Shah said.
Accompanied by Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, state party chief Basant Banda and party general secretary Arun Singh, who is also the BJP’s state in-charge, Shah put up party stickers as part of his campaign to strengthen the BJP.
Amit Shah will lead the campaign at Hugulapata village in Ganjam, Patnaik’s home district, and later hold a meeting with booth workers in the village, a party statement said