Monday, August 18, 2008

Kalahandias angry over Naveen

Tathya, Aug 17, 2008

Naveen Patnaik will have tough time in Kalahandi.

Educated youths of district in general and intelligentsia in particular are angry with the Chief Minister.

With their aspiration to have the First Central University at Bhawanipatna being shattered, they have branded Mr. Patnaik as a ‘manipulator’.

The Chief Minister’s recent controversial decision to ask the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to set up the proposed Central University at Koraput instead of Kalahandi have irked them.

According to them, Bhawanipatna was more suitable for the World Class Institution, but allegedly misguided by political and bureaucratic advisors, the Chief Minister decided in favor of Koraput.

“The unusual behavior by the Chief Minister indicates his lose of rationality”, lamented Digambara Patra, leading voice of Kalahandias in the international forum.

Professor Patra in a scathing letter has charged Mr.Patnaik being politically motivated and a leader of myopic vision.

The budding educationist has alleged that Mr.Patnaik has ignored the educationally backward areas of KBK in view of the impending general and state elections.

A politically motivated Chief Minister has done more damage to the areas of Kalahandi than any body else, lamented Prof.Patra.

Prof.Patra has said that without studying the ground realities, the decision to establish the Central University was taken.

This decision is hurting Kalahandias most as they were lobbying hard with the MHRD for the Central University, while not a soul from Koraput ever raised a voice for the same.

He has appealed the President Mrs. Pratibha Patil to look into the matter and give justice to the most backward areas of KBK.

An appeal letter to the Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh has also been made to provide justice to the millions of people of Kalahandi by forcing the State Government to change its decision and place the World Class Central University at Bhawanipatna, said Dr.Patra.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

kalahandi has been always betrayed by orissa government.The government wants to keep it undeveloped and illiterate for ever and ever.Naveen pattanaik is not a visionary,can't understand the pain of western orissa people.