Mahila Congress stages demo; demands Mayor’s resignation

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Bhubaneswar: Demanding resignation of city Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and a CBI probe into the death of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi and the sex scandal video, the Mahila Congress staged a demonstration in front of the BMC office here today.

While the Congress Bhubaneswar District Committee has been sitting on a dharna in front of the BMC office demanding for the same since last eight days, the Mahila Congress joined the stir today.

The party warned that it would gherao all block offices tomorrow in demand of the Mayor’s resignation and if the Mayor does not resign even after that the party would hold a mass rally in the capital and gherao the Naveen Niwas.

Women Congress state president Sasmita Behera said serious charges have been brought against the Mayor. Even though 15 days have been passed since the reports of the sex scandal video and Rishi death case were out, the Mayor is still in the job. “The probe process will be affected if he does not resign. The investigation by police is bow directionless whereas the Chief Minister is trying to protect the Mayor,” she alleged.

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