Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: After Nagendra Pradhan, Bhartruhari Mahatab and Tathagata Satpathy, another BJD MP Baishnab Parida on Sunday came out openly against minister Sanjay Das Burma for his alleged links with the chit-fund companies.

Talking to media persons, Parida, the BJD Rajya Sabha MP, said, “If there is any evidence against Das Burma, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should take action against him.”

He further stated. “The chief minister will be indicted, like God Ram in the mythology for banishing Sita, if he takes any decision without any evidence.”

On Friday, Dhenkanal MP Satpathy had said, “There are a lot of rats in the godowns of Food Corporation of India (FCI) across the country. These rats secretly eat rice, sugar and wheat in the godowns. Should we remove the stacks to save the food grains or check the entry of rats into the godowns?”

“The wise man will pick the rat and put it outside the godown very cleverly. And you don’t need to kill the rat as it will automatically die,” the parliamentarian continued in a scarcely veiled hint at the minister, who has invited criticism from his party members for the alleged favour he received from AT chit fund firm.

Senior party leaders, including Bhartruhari Mahatab, Nagendra Pradhan and Damodar Rout, had also raised fingers at Das Burma with the Cuttack MP appearing to agree with the Opposition demand for Dasburma to resign on moral grounds.

Pradhan had said those who are in positions of power should respect public opinion for the good of society. Recalling that Lord Ram had banished Sita despite knowing that she was not at fault, he had said, “Though Das Burma claims innocence, the chief minister will take a call on the issue.”