disha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to visit the western part of the state today as he will visit Balangir and Kalahandi to lay foundation stone for mega irrigation projects.
BJD has put up massive posters and hoardings at several places in both the districts.
At first, Patnaik will address public meetings at Gudvela in Balangir follwed by Junagarh in Kalahandi.
Criticising the ruling party for trying to make it a political programme, Congress leader Narasingh Mishra said, “The ruling government has come forward to play politics with the money of the people. Had this been a government programme, all MLAs, MPs and government officials would have been officially invited. Leave alone invitation, I have no information about the visit of the chief minister.”
However Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singhdeo defended the government, saying “CM will come here with a package for the farmers of this region. People in thousands will attend the meeting and welcome the chief minister.”