Odisha News Insight

Modi Remarks: BJD stages Dharna in State Assembly Premises

Modi Remarks-BJDProtesting over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark of acute poverty in Odisha, ruling BJD MLAs on Saturday staged dharna in State Assembly premises.

After the Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the proceedings of the House till 11.30 am, the ruling legislators sat on dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Assembly premises.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday strongly opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark of acute poverty and starvation in Odisha.

Regarding Modi’s statement, the Congress leaders earlier today raised the matter in the House demanding an unconditional apology from the Prime Minister.