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BJP proposes jail bharo agitation on June 19

Bhubaneswar: The state unit of the BJP on Sunday decided to organise a "Jail Bharo" agitation demanding complete roll back of the petrol price on June 19. This was decided at a meeting here in presence of party`s General Secretary Ramlal and Santosh Gangwar, the BJP`s national leader in-charge of Odisha.

"Since June 21 is the auspicious Rath Yatra day, the state unit decided to organise the proposed jail bharo agitation to June 19," said the state BJP president Jual Oram. Stating that an estimated 50,000 BJP activists and leaders would participate in the jail bharo agitation to be held in district and sub-division level, Oram said the preparatory meeting for the programme would be held soon.

The party had been demanding complete roll back of the petrol price hike, he said. The party leaders also discussed on the prevailing political situation in the state besides focussing on the ongoing infighting among different groups within the party in the state, sources said.

The party leaders, they said, also discussed the possible poaching of BJP MLAs by the ruling BJD after it allegedly hijacked four MLAs from the NCP. "The BJD cannot lure a single MLA from the BJP," party`s senior leader B B Harichandan said adding that the party was united to fight against both the BJD and the Congress.

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