Sambalpur, Apr 11: A team from USA today visited Sambalpur University and wanted to visit some other educational institutions to know several facts about the ongoing election in Odisha.
The team members including Scientific officer of USA Embassy in New Delhi Christopher Cummins, Economic Affairs Head Christen Loir, American Consulate posted at Hyderabad S P Tripathy met among others Vice-Chancellor Deepak Kumar Behera, Prof. Himansu Sekhar Mishra of Political Science department .
Among other things they wanted to know about were the election manifesto of different political parties and the opinion of the people on it. They also queried about the interest of the people in the election, their voting habits and the fate of the present state government led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The team also wanted to know the sentiment of the people since a regional party is in power for the the last 19 years. The role of Odisha in the national politics, the possibility of Naveen Patnaik coming back to power again and many others things were also discussed .
The team suggested organizing joint political seminar in Sambalpur University in collaboration with USA government to expand the horizon of knowledge, Prof Mishra said. UNI