Patnaik, who held a review meeting with senior officials, also spoke to his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu .
Some women who wore black saris were denied entry by the police at Mangaspur.
DGP B K Singh said “He (CM) has instructed me to ensure that dignity of women is respected and not to repeat such incidents in future.”
The sources said Jaitley’s offer would help Naveen politically as it would give him a better chance to fulfil his demands on women SHGs, considered an important vote bank for the BJD.
Patnaik read out achievements of his governments, four days after Prime Minister Modi asked the people of Odisha whether the state government has ever presented the account during its over 16-year rule.
Union Culture Minister said the repair work had been delayed due to some technical problems.
He would assume office on May 1 and report to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A statement from government said Bagchi will be given all the support necessary to make a difference to the youth of the state.
Inaugurating one of the Ahaar centres at Cuttack, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said such centres would address the issue of hunger.
The rape victims come under the victim compensation scheme, he said.
The proposed medical college at Keonjhar would be totally developed by the state government and would be the state’s fourth government run medical college
The announcement of Patnaik’s election was a mere formality as he was the lone candidate to file nomination papers for the post.
The projects include Upper Indravati canal and two mega lift irrigation points at Kesinga and Gudvela.
From writing umpteen letters to Prime Ministers to appealing in the SC, the BJD is keen to show that it is the only party which is fighting for the state — so what if its own leaders have little clarity on the issue.
Jairam Ramesh said the Centre has let off the Odisha government in many issues, including the chit fund and mining scams.
The MLA later apologised for his remark. Mishra said, “I had no intention of speaking about the students of Rama Devi University… I express regret, if anyone has been hurt over my statement.”