Odishatv Bureau

Nischintakoili: Amid threats to mar the inauguration of overhead water tank project by BJD's Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda in Buhalo gram panchayat under Nischintakoili block tomorrow, the representative of the local sarpanch today assured full support and cooperation from the locals to the parliamentarian.

In a press meet, Khirod Das, representative of sarpanch Sarojini Das, said that unscrupulous elements trying to create disturbances during the project inauguration will be given a befitting reply by the locals. If any untoward incident arises, these elements will be solely responsible, he added.

Earlier yesterday, the office of Baijayant Panda responding to the threats, said some people are upset because they have not been able to collect PC as the MPLAD is out of their control. These anti-social elements are getting protection and support from a corrupt non-Odia officer of 3rd floor, his office stated.

Moreover, Sarpanch of Buhalo GP, Sarojini Das wrote to the Cuttack Collector seeking cooperation during the scheduled inauguration of the overhead water tank by the MP on Jan 11 following threats from unscrupulous elements.

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On January 8, members of BJD’s Nischintakoili block in a letter to the Cuttack Collector sought cancellation of permission granted for the programme scheduled on January 11. They also marked a copy of the letter to Chief Minister, DGP, Home Secretary and Cuttack (Rural) SP.

The letter with signatures of Nischintakoili block BJD president Ramakanta Mohanty and Panchayat Samiti chairperson Sabita Ojha, alleged that Panda is not in touch with local residents and there is resentment among them which is likely to take an ugly shape as the MP is holding the programme with help of anti-party people.