Pradeep Pattanayak

The Bhubaneswar district BJP Yuva Morcha on Sunday burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Baramunda in Bhubaneswar, protesting against the deteriorating law and order situation in the State. 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been staging protests and demonstrations across the State protesting against the crumbling law and order situation in the State. As a part of this ongoing protest, the Bhubaneswar district BJP Yuva Morcha on Sunday took out a rally and staged a demonstration at Baramunda. 

Later the agitating members of the Yuva Morcha burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and demanded his resignation. 
The Saffron party said the ongoing protest would be intensified in the coming days. 

“The State has witnessed several incidents starting from Pari to the Naba Das murder cases. So much so that, women in the capital city are also not feeling safe. Even, policemen are also not safe. Every section of the society is in a state of insecurity. Protesting this, the Bhubaneswar district BJP Yuva Morcha took to the street today and demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister. Our such protests would continue till the Chief Minister has resigned,” said BJP’s Bhubaneswar district unit president Babu Singh. 

In its response, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) said whatever the BJP is doing is politically-motivated. 

“I am not comparing with anyone. But they should consider the crime situation in the States ruled by their party. The number of crimes is increasing. The horizon of crime is also increasing. It is our foremost duty to contain this. They should come with suggestions. While the Chief Minister is attending programmes at Padampur in Bargarh district,  they (BJP) are doing such things there in Bhubaneswar with an aim to get political mileage,” said BJD leader Debi Prasad Mishra.

Meanwhile, BJP State general secretary Lekhasri  Samantsinghar launched a scathing attack on the BJD-led government over the Naba Das murder case and Jayanarayan Mishra-Dhanupali IIC issue. 

“The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) should refrain from misdirecting the Naba Das murder case. The Crime Branch chief who might be writing the climax of the case while sitting in Thailand should also stick to the truth. We know it he will not be able to crack the case but we urge the government to go to the root of the case. And to go to the root of the case, CBI investigation is a must,” said Samantsinghar. 

“Our second demand is the arrest of Dhanupali IIC. Because she breached the SOP, misbehaved with the LoP, attacked him and went to the media. The third demand is Arup Patnaik should immediately be arrested for issuing a death threat to the LoP,” she added.


(Reported by Soumya Ranjan Sahu, OTV)