Bhubaneswar, Aug 27:
Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) today staged a human chain protest in all district headquarters across the state to press the demand for special category status to Odisha.
“We have lodged our protest against the Congress-led union government, which has said that Odisha does not meet the criteria for special tag. The Centre should grant special status to Odisha as it is the legitimate right of the state,” said BYJD president Sanjay Dasburma.
The state Assembly, during its ongoing monsoon session, has witnessed uproar over the refusal of the Centre to grant special category status to the state.
Besides, the BJD had also organized a protest rally while party MLAs, including ministers, had submitted a memorandum to the Governor seeking special status to the state.