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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The BJD should be concerned about the security of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rather than pointing fingers at others, said BJP Vice President Sameer Mohanty on Wednesday after the ruling party's spokesperson Pratap Deb alleged the saffron party's involvement in the shoe attack on Chief Minister.

Talking to mediapersons yesterday, Deb showed pictures of accused Kartik Meher clad in RSS uniform that were doing rounds on social media and alleged that BJP is trying to protect the RSS.
"The pictures clearly indicate that the youth is a member of the RSS and I am sure that the organisation does not take a mentally challenged person as member,” said Deb.

Besides, Deb demanded a probe on Padampur Inspector-in-Charge Jashobant Pradhani who had earlier claimed that Kartik is not mentally sound and denied any political link.

In response to Deb's allegation Mohanty said, "More than 200 persons were present at the Chief Minister's programme where the accused was sitting in the first row. Without being concerned about the security how can Deb raise such an issue?"

Mohanty further said as police are responsible for security of the Chief Minister, the officer on duty should be questioned as to how the accused managed to reach the front row.

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