Dharmendra Pradhan counters Naveen Patnaik’s Ujjwala claim

Dharmendra Pradhan counters Naveen Patnaik’s Ujjwala claim

With the ruling BJD in Odisha targeting Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) by describing it as a complete failure, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday reiterated that the flagship programme of the Centre has been a success in the State as proved by its wide coverage.

Responding to a remark by BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the regional outfit’s 21st foundation day celebrations describing the scheme as unsuccessful in Odisha, Pradhan said, “Your (Naveen’s) statement appears to be devoid of facts and misleading.”

The Union Minister alleged that the CM’s statement seems to be aimed at gaining undeserving attention and divert attention from the State Government’s failure to address the burning issues affecting the poor. Read More

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