Bhubaneswar slum dwellers expect fireproof roofs over their heads, with the Chief Minister inaugurating three residential complexes and handing over token possession to some of them.
These three complexes are: Keshari Residency in Satya Nagar, Buddha Vihar in Chandrasekharpur and Barunei Enclave in Subudhipur.
When the Keshari Residency is built for the residents of Shantipalli , the Barunei Enclave is for residents of Tarini Basti.
Each house has a bedroom, a hall, a kitchen, and a latrine-cum-bathroom.
With election-24 knocking at the door, the scheme executives are under tremendous pressure to complete about 7,000 apartment houses in the squalid parts of the city as expeditiously as possible. There is, therefore, apprehension of compromise with the quality of construction. How the residents of the other slums who shall have to wait for such houses would react to this piecemeal allocation at the time of election, is a matter to be marked in time to come.
The scheme is being executed sans a foolproof policy.
But politics is a game that the scoundrels play.
Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is in torpor when an agitation, howsoever feeble, for creation of Kashal by dividing the motherland of the Oriya race, has been staged today in parts of western Orissa including Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sundargarh and Jharsuguda.
Though Sambalpur has not joined the agitation, a section of its population has mouthed the same separatist attitude preferring the name ‘Hirakhand’ to ‘Koshal’ for the hybrid State as and when it would be created.
But, to all of them, had the State Government paid due attention to proper development of the hilly region, such agitation would never have arisen.
Therefore, it is incumbent upon the Chief Minister to end his inertia and assure the people of western Orissa that there shall never be any official apathy to their just cause.
This message, delivered live in Facebook today, is addressed to the Chief minister in this context.
ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ତୁରନ୍ତ ବଲାଙ୍ଗିର ଯାଇ ଓଡ଼ିଶାଦ୍ରୋହ ଦୂର କରନ୍ତୁ, ନଚେତ୍ ଇସ୍ତଫା ଦିଅନ୍ତୁ – YouTube
Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
I perused the great book THE CROOKED TIMBAR OF NEW INDIA, authored by Parakala Prabhakar, well known political economist and commentator.
“A new era began in May 2014, or so we were told ……But India is, in fact, facing a crisis. Our polity, society and economy are broken. The signs are all around us”, he has told with speaking analysis in this book.
He has noted how Prime Minister Modi had pronounced mantras in his Independent Day address on 15 August 2022 styled ‘Panch Prann’, which, he had declared, would regenerate our nation. But, “they were vague declarations, grand and hollow”, Sri Prabhakar has said. “They only serve to deflect our attention from the very real crises our Republic is facing today – rising inequality, communal hate, unacceptable levels of unemployment, a broken public health system, a messed-up economy and crony capitalism of a kind and magnitude that we have never seen before.”
The Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman is the wife of Sri Prabhakar.
Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
No less than 4000 kids have been killed in Gaza by the cruel colonisers, to whom Palestine deserves no sovereignty under the Sun! I condemn myself for having failed to publicly condemn the killers of the kids, and instead, having indulged in celebrations of the so-called Diwali allowing myself the luxury of imagination that the all powerful Goddess Kali would eliminate enemies of the world we live in !
We have thinking minds. But sadly, our own Government stands apparently with the perpetrators of the crime, by making us a military client state of their combine!
It is time for the noble children of India to ask their national government to rise to the occasion and support Palestine, which has so immensely been overwhelmed by the barbarians that have no heart for the indoor patients and kids.
When none but the Chief Minister is ruining democracy, media must have to come out of its own cocoon of avarice to stand with the people of Orissa, said eminent journalist Sampad Mohapatra, whom the people’s channel ‘Bada Khabar’ felicitated with ‘LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT’ award while celebrating its reemergence (Punarjanma) this evening. The auditorium of the Gita Govinda Sadan was jampacked to witness the event.
Former Minister and BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra, who felicitated Sampadababu on behalf of the channel, said that, anarchy has engulfed Orissa with the chief minister delegating his powers to an extraconstitutional person, which no law of the land ever countenances. The administrative system has collapsed, as is evident in members of bureaucracy dazzling like rulers and ministers appearing like mere minions in administration with secretaries ruling the roost in their respective departments, he said. He congratulated Bada Khabar over its resilience after the trauma it had to suffer in the hands of administration under concocted pleas. Earlier, while welcoming the audience and guests, the Channel’s founder and editor Sri Ardhendu Das had given an account of the trauma he had to suffer for standing with the common public against unprecedented misrule.
Bijay Patnaik, former chief secretary of Orissa and presently a Congress leader expressed deep anguish over decadence of democratic norms in the State and warned that, if pillars of democracy – Legislature, Executive, Judiciary and Press crumble like what is happening now, the people, who created for themselves the democracy, will not remain silent spectators for all times to come. Independent media like Bada Khabar will show the way, he said.
On this occasion, a marked conscious citizen Hemant Mohanty was chosen to represent the public on the dais. He congratulated Bada Khabar over it taking the side of the people and greeted Sampadbabu, who, to him, is a paragon of journalistic virtues.
The Channel felicitated all its journalists and team members for their solidarity with it during the days of gloom.