The BJD leader said about 169 proposals have been recommended by the Odisha Government for inclusion of 169 communities in the ST list of Odisha
But despite repeated letters by the Chief Minister and the Odisha Government, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is not including them in the ST list ." />
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BJP anti-tribal-BJD General Secretary

Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (UNI) BJD General Secretary Pradeep Majhi on Friday dubbed the BJP as "anti-tribal" and said the current central government led by the saffron outfit has always "neglected" the tribal communities of Odisha.Majhi told a press conference here that the approach of the BJP has always been "anti-tribal, anti-poor and anti-Odisha".He said while the state government was trying a lot to do something for the tribals, the central government was not implementing it.Majhi said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has provided five lakh tribal girl children with hostels, and Special Development Councils (SDCs) in nine tribal-dominated districts of Odisha covering 117 Blocks,
The BJD leader said about 169 proposals have been recommended by the Odisha Government for inclusion of 169 communities in the ST list of Odisha
But despite repeated letters by the Chief Minister and the Odisha Government, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is not including them in the ST list .
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