Vikash Sharma

After launching series of protests across Odisha over the brutal murder of Mamita Meher, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took its battle seeking justice for the deceased lady teacher to the national capital of India.

Led by BJP’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra, the party activists today staged a demonstration at Patel Chowk in Delhi. Party lawmaker from Puri Jayanata Sarangi and Brahmagiri MLA Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mahapatra also joined the demonstration.

Patra has reiterated demand for a CBI probe into the Mamita Meher murder case. The BJP leaders also demanded arrest of those involved in the murder case and dismissal of Minister of State (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra who has been accused of having complicity in the case.

“Though Odisha government is silent, people across the country are torn apart by the brutal murder. Taking cognizance of the matter, BJP national president JP Nadda had constituted a team which visited the family members of the deceased,” said Patra.

The senior leader said that as the Odisha government is reluctant to give justice to the deceased lady teacher’s family, so BJP is seeking an impartial probe into the matter by CBI.

Responding to BJD allegations that such protests are a political stunt to mobilise public support ahead of Panchayat polls, Patra said, “As the opposition party, we are fighting to ensure that justice is delivered in the sensitive case.”

Questioning CM Naveen Patnaik’s silence on Mamita Meher murder case, Patra said, “The State government seems to be worried and is not taking any action even though the role of some ministers is being alleged in the case. The truth will come out if the investigation of the case is handed over to CBI.”

Puri MLA Jayanata Sarangi said, “The BJD is only trying to divert attention from the case by raking up the issue of price hike of petrol and diesel in Odisha today.”

No comments could be obtained from BJD leaders on the allegations levelled by the BJP.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)