BHUBANESWAR: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik will visit wards and villages to review the implementation of 'Ama Gaon, Ama Bikash' and 'Ama Sahara, Ama Unnati' launched by the ruling BJD from August as a counter against the booth level exercise started by the BJP.
The chief minister will visit ward number of 23 in Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) on self government day on August 31 as a part of the exercise to have a first hand knowledge about the implementation of different welfare programmes launched by the state government.
Naveen's visit to a ward in BeMC follows BJP national president Amit Shah's tour of Ganjam district on July 4 where he interacted with party workers and common people at the booth level. Shah is scheduled to come again to Odisha on a three day visit from September 6 to take forward the booth level exercise launched by him during his July visit to the state.
The chief minister presided over a meeting of BJD district observers to review programmes launched by the ruling party. Naveen asked the observers to complete formation of ward committees within the next two months. He told mediapersons after the meeting that BJD organisation will be strengthened further at the district and block levels in the coming days.
Party vice-president Debi Mishra said all district level programmes as instructed by the party president have been completed. Agitational programme at the block level against the Centre's apathy towards Odisha and make people aware about the development work launched by the state government will completed soon.
Mishra said steps will be taken to further strengthen the BJD at the block and panchayat levels soon. Meanwhile, the chief minister today inaugurated several projects in and around the Bhubaneswar city. He inaugurated the Sisupalgada bridge, Parbati Sagar Tourism Market Complex at Dhauli, State Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training building at Unit-8 and Akankhya hostel for girl students.