[Watch] Rourkela Activist Muktikanta Biswal Climbs Atop Hoarding In Bhubaneswar Over Unfulfilled Promises

Bhubaneswar: Activist Muktikanta Biswal, who reached Bhubaneswar on December 14 after covering 490 km by foot to remind Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of his unfulfilled promises, climbs atop of advertisement hoarding at Sishu Bhawan Square here on Wednesday to stage a protest.

He even threatened to end his life if the promises are not fulfilled. Police and fire personnel have reached the spot and trying to convince Biswal to climb down, sources said.


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Biswal had been staging a dharna near Sishu Bhawan Square after arriving in the state capital from Rourkela. He also carried two tableaux with models of the projects, including a second bridge over the Brahmani river and upgrading IGH to a super speciality facility, which Naveen had assured to take up with the Centre when Biswal met him in 2018.

Both projects were announced by the Prime Minister on April 1, 2015.

The other promises pertain to a Ring Road along the canal, upgrading the district hospital in Rourkela to the status of Capital Hospital with 400 beds and ventilator facility, and construction of a number of cold storage in the villages adjoining the steel city.

According to Muktikant, the foundation stones of these projects had been launched nearly a decade ago, but there has been no progress thereafter.


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