Criticising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on various grounds of development in Odisha along with the welfare of migrants of Oriya in other states, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan requested the CM to forget his pride and implement Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the state. Speaking on the issue, Pradhan said, "Being the Chief Minister for 19 years during which he did not meet migrant Oriya people in Surat. Now he is doing a drama by going to Surat four months ahead of elections. By not implementing Ayushman Bharat Yojana, he (Naveen Patnaik) is keeping Odiya people and non-resident Odiyas deprived of medical services. If CM has some sentiments for the Odia people, I request him to forget his pride, and implement Ayushman Bharat in Odisha."