Pradeep Pattanayak

It is often alleged that politicians make several promises but later, forget them. But the Bharatiya Janata Party’s National spokesperson Sambit Patra seems to be not the one falling in the above-mentioned group. 

Reason... Patra had earlier promised to the family members of a farmer, who committed suicide, that he would make arrangements for a bore well on the paddy field of the deceased farmer. 

A farmer, Gobind Sahu of Ostapada village under Ranpur block in Nayagarh district had ended his life after not getting enough water to raise his paddy crops. At that time, Patra had expressed his sympathy to the bereaved family members of the deceased farmer and promised them that he would dig up a bore well on their paddy field. 

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“After coming to know about the incident, I visited Gobind Sahu’s house and interacted with his family members. They told me that he ended his life as his crops were damaged due to scarcity of water. He was even trying to dig up a bore well and was arranging money for that. For the peace of the departed soul, I had then promised them to dig up a bore well on their land,” said Patra. 

“Keeping my word, I along with local leader Surama Padhi and local people reached Ostapada village at 7 am and since then the work of digging up a bore well started,” he added. 

It is said that the bore well could resolve the water problem which is faced by the farmers during the summer season. 
Expressing his happiness, Bikram Sahu, son of the deceased farmer, said, “He had promised to get a bore well dug up for us. Today, he has kept his promise. It would end the water problem of the farmers of our locality. I would like to thank him for his noble gesture.”

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  • Alok Moharana