With the demand for sacking MoS (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra growing louder in the State, Vanathi Srinivasan, the National President of BJP’s Mahila Morcha is the latest to give the clarion call.
In a statement, Srinivasan on Saturday condemned the incident and said that role of Odisha’s Home Minister Capt. Dibya Shankar Mishra in shielding and protecting the murder accused has come to light Making a sensational allegation,
She writes, “It has emerged that Gobinda Sahu has a record of running a sex racket and has been accused of luring girl students from his school into flesh trade, promising good marks in their exams." She further stated that even the family members of the deceased teacher have raised serious charges against the State Home Minister on his alleged involvement in the sex racket run from the school premises.
Her statement further reads, "There are reports about the Odisha Minister spending lot of time in the private school’s premises and there were clear efforts on his part to protect and shield the accused who is his close associate."
She then stated, “In these circumstances, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has no option left but to sack Capt. Mishra for his acts of commission and omission in the murder of the lady teacher in Mahaling. The sacking of the Home Minister is required to deliver justice to the woman, who has been murdered and to all other women who have suffered sexual exploitation.”
Not only the principal opposition party BJP, Congress and Left parties have also demanded that CM Patnaik should sack the minister to ensure a fair probe and deliver justice to the deceased lady teacher.
Though the BJD party spokespersons have braved the opposition attack, the Opposition pressure is clearly discernible in the ruling party camp by the instance of keeping MoS Mishra out of CM Naveen Patnaik's Mayurbhanj tour itinerary on Friday.
Even, the Congress party has latched on to this omission and asked for the full sacking of the minister from the State cabinet today.
(Edited By Sanjeev Patro)