Home Minister Amit Shah Will Chair EZC Meeting Today at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah would reach Bhubaneswar on Friday on a two-day visit to the State. He would arrive at the city airport at 10.10 am.

Shah would chair the Eastern Zonal Council meeting at the Lokseva Bhavan from 10.40 am to 2 pm. Then, he would address a pro- Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally at the Janata Maidan at 2.30 pm.

He would meet BJP State leaders at the party office here from 6 pm to 7.30 pm on Friday evening.

On Saturday, Shah is scheduled to visit the Jagatannath Temple at Puri and the Lingaraj Temple here before leaving for New Delhi.

Odisha is set to raise issues like revision of coal royalty and lack of mobile connectivity and banking services in rural areas at the 24th Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) meeting to be held here on Friday.

The meeting to be held at the Lokseva Bhavan would be chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Besides Patnaik, State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha and Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra would represent the State.

The meeting would have representatives from member States Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. Chief Ministers of the remaining three States Nitish Kumar (Bihar), Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal) and Hemant Soren (Jharkhand) would also participate.