Jharsuguda: Protesting against the remark made by the Union planning minister Rajeev Shukla over granting special category status to Odisha as per the present criteria. BJD activist here on 23rd August,Friday burnt the effigies of Rajeev Shukla , UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Railway Station Chowk. They Shouted slogans against the UPA for neglecting Odisha.

 BJD’s Jharsuguda District President Kishore Mohanty, BJYD president Trinath Gual , BJD Vice President Rabi Sigh ,  Gen. Secretary Dileshwar Rao , Ex- Chairperson Tapas Ray Choudhary , Sandeep Awasthy, Party’s Women Wing president Jaykumari Patel took part in this protest. Kishore Mohanty said “Our CM has been repeatedly asking Centre to grant Special Status to Odisha but Congress has been neglecting it. Hence we are condemning the statement given by Union planning minister Rajeev Shukla and want to expose the attitude of Congress shown towards Odisha.”