A day after Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan sought the assistance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for setting up an ethanol plant in Bargarh district, the State BJP on Sunday targeted Labour Minister Sushant Singh for the delay in land acquisition for the project.
Accusing Singh of hatching a conspiracy with the office of the Chief Minister to delay the project, BJP MLA Pradip Purohit said the Labour Minister is creating obstacles in allotment of land for the project. “The Labour Minister is creating hurdles for the project. He is putting pressure on the State Government to delay the process of land transfer to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) at Baulsingha in Bhatli tehsil of Bargarh district. The Chief Minister is keeping mum on the issue as Singh is one of his trusted men in the party,” Purohit said at a news conference here.
The Central oil PSU had requested the State Government through Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Limited (IPICOL) in November 2016 for allocation of land. Read More…
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