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Muktikanta meets CM Naveen after Padajatra to Odisha capital

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Bhubaneswar: Muktikanta Biswal, the Rourkela youth who had walked all the way to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik last evening regarding fulfillment of his two demands.

“I met the Chief Minister and requested him to do the needful for upgradation of Ispat General Hospital (IGH) into Super Speciality Hospital & Medical College and construction of second Brahmani bridge in Rourkela,” Biswal said speaking to reporters after meeting the CM.

Patnaik assured him to look into the demands, Biswal added.

It may be recalled here that, Biswal had on July 30 launched a Padajatra from Rourkela to Bhubaneswar to meet the CM.

Earlier, Biswal, after walking around 1550 km over 70 days, had reached Delhi on June 27 to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his promises made on April 1, 2015 to upgrade SAIL’s Ispat General Hospital (IGH) into Super Speciality Hospital & Medical College and construction of second Brahmani bridge in Rourkela.

He then staged hunger strike initially at Ramlila Maidan and later at Jagannath Temple, Hauz Khas as he was unable to meet the Prime Minister despite repeated attempts.