Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Odisha BJP Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the saffron party, on Thursday decided to intensify protests demanding the expulsion of Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra from the State cabinet for his alleged involvement in the Kalahandi lady teacher Mamita Meher’s murder case.

“We will take a strong stand against the Minister and hold demonstrations during Mishra’s visit across the State,” said State BJP Yuva Morcha President Irasis Acharya.

“We will continue our protests till the Minister resigns on his own or axed from the cabinet,” added Acharya.

Moreover, the youth wing of the party has also questioned the stoic silence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the case.

“The Chief Minister should reveal his and his party’s stand over the case and axe Mishra immediately. Otherwise, our party workers will also hold protests during his visit to any part of the State,” said Acharya.

Meanwhile, the BJP Yuva Morcha has also requested people of the State to light lamps on the occasion of Diwali for peace to the late Mamita’s soul.

Notably on Wednesday, the district administration in Kalahandi had launched a probe at two hostels of the Mahalinga college.

Child Protection Unit officer Nirmala Sahu and other officials under the supervision of Dharmagarh Sub-Collector Sachin Pawar visited the plus 2 and plus 3 ladies hostels of the college and audited various documents.