Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla are also scheduled to attend Vikas Utsav at Cuttack.
There have tight security arrangements in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack ahead of the Union ministers’ visit in view of the Friday’s unexpected incident in Bargarh.
Parrikar will hold a Press Conference at 4.30 pm. at the State Party Office near Ram Mandir and left for Cuttack at 5 pm. He will attend the Intellectuals’ Meet at Sarala Bhawan, Cuttack at 6 pm today and leave for Bhubaneswar airport at 8 pm.