Activists of the Biju Janata Dal staged demonstrations near various railway stations across the state, a senior party leader said.

Similarly, the party legislators raised the issue during the Zero Hour in the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly and raised slogans against the Centre.

Holding placards and banners, they later staged a sit-in demonstration near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi within the assembly premises. The protests by the ruling party came a day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that his government had requested projects worth Rs 3,160 crore for the state but the Centre granted only Rs 1,420 crore in the budget.

(Agencies)

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