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Odisha Cong poses five questions to Prime Minister Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

With scheduled to visit the state for the third time in as many weeks on Tuesday, has posed five questions to him, ranging from the chit fund scam to unemployment.

Speaking at press conference here on Monday, Odisha Pradesh Committee said, "The PM should tell us why is he protecting the (Odisha) in the chit fund scam. Why did CBI not act against chit fund scam accused?"

He alleged the NDA government at the Centre was shielding the ruling BJD in the state in corruption cases.

In his second question, Patnaik asked why had the recommendations on minimum support price for paddy not been implemented even though the BJP had promised to do so ahead of the 2014

Modi, he said, had promised jobs to two crore youths every year. "Now after four-and-half-years of the NDA government, the PM should tell us how many youths of Odisha have been provided jobs so far," the asked.

Patnaik also sought to know from the why the Centre had ignored the KBK projects started by and why the Centre did not give a special package for the backward western region of the state.

He sought clarification from Modi on the alleged ignoring of (HAL), which has its engine and divisions at Sunabeda in the state.

"I hope the answers these questions when he comes to Odisha tomorrow," Patnaik said.

The prime minister is scheduled to visit Bolangir and address a public meeting there in his latest visit.

of Opposition Narasingha Mishra of has demanded a special package for Bolangir.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 21:00 IST