Rajya Sabha: BJD MP Sasmit Patra Demands Special Focus Status For Odisha

New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal MP Sasmit Patra demanded in Rajya Sabha today that Special Focus Status should be provided for states like Odisha as Odisha suffers from natural calamities like the recent Cyclone Fani which caused large scale devastation.
Patra also demanded for Natural Calamity to be added as a proviso for Special Category status of a state like Odisha. He also placed on record that Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik had placed these demands before the Centre already. A large number of MPs cutting across state and party lines associated with this issue raised by Dr.Patra showing their endorsement and support to this matter of extreme importance for Odisha as well as for similar states across the country.