Bhubaneswar: Alleging step-motherly attitude of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre towads Odisha, activists of the ruling BJD on Thursday held demonstrations in 18 districts of the state affected by cyclone Phailin and floods.
The party workers also staged demonstrations in front of different central government offices.
Though the state demanded Rs 5832 crore in two separate memorandums, nothing has been sanctioned by the Centre so far, alleged state revenue and disaster management minister SN Patro.
The BJD leaders also criticised the Prime Minister, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other central ministers for not visiting the calamity-affected people in the state.
OPCC president Jaydev Jena, however, said he would request the Prime Minister to visit the state immediately.