New Delhi, June 16: A 30-year-old man from Rourkela has walked a distance of 1,350 km to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and remind him of his promises he had made once. Muktikant Biswal, an idol-maker by profession set on the journey from Odisha on foot on April 16 by carrying a national flag. The man clainmed that the people in his village, are still waiting for better medical and infrastructure facilities.

Biswal asserted that when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Odisha in 2015, he had assured them to upgrade the Ispat General Hospital to a super speciality hospital and to complete the construction of the Brahmani Bridge, but it has been four years and nothing has been done.

“I am going to meet the Prime Minister and request him to fulfill his promise of completing the construction of a bridge, and upgrade Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela to a super speciality hospital,” the man told ANI.

Muktikant speaks of the several deprived citizens of the country for whom basic facilities also cease to be easily available, it is the same deprivation, that forced Muktikant to embark on this journey to grab the attention of the Prime Minister.

He said, “Ispat General Hospital is the lifeline of Rourkela, and it is in such a bad shape that people die there every day. I am hopeful that even though the PM did not fulfill his promise in the last four years, he is going to do something in this year.”

On being asked from where he draws the inspiration to take on such battles, he revealed,”Carrying the flag inspires me, that’s why I carried it throughout my journey.”

(With ANI inputs)