Bhubaneswar: Targeting the ruling party on alleged involvement of BJD MP from Balasore Rabindra Jena in Seashore chit-fund scam and the Rishi death issue and, members of the Youth Congress today gheraoed the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here, blocked roads and burnt effigies of the BJD leaders.
The Youth Congress members holding placards and shouting slogans questioned why the BJD MP has not been arrested yet despite his involvement in the chit-fund scam is known to everyone.
Loknath Maharathy, Youth Congress President, said, “We have also submitted a memorandum addressing to the CBI Director with a demand for immediate arrest of Rabindra Jena.”
Maharathy further stated, “In case of the sex scandal row surrounding the Bhubaneswar Mayor, we want the CBI to interfere into the matter immediately and expedite the probe. We believe the State police are trying to protect the Mayor,” adding the Youth Congress will intensify the agitation in coming days until the Mayor resigns and justice is not delivered to Rishi.
A minor scuffle was ensued between the Youth Congress members and police personnel present at the agitation spot to maintain law and order.
Refuting the charges BJD spokesperson Surya Narayan Patro said, “The Congress party is totally frustrated due to which they are talking foolish. Basically the Congress doesn’t have any issues to rake up. Apart from this, there is no one from the Opposition party to speak on behalf of them at the base level.”
Patro alleged, “People of the State are not ready to accept the version presented by the Congress. The Opposition party is only trying to earn cheap media publicity.”