After BJP protest, Odisha govt accepts resignation of Budhan Murmu

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP leaders staged dharna in front of Naveen Niwas, the Chief Minister’s residence, demanding State government to accept the resignation letter of saffron party’s Saraskana Assembly candidate Budhan Murmu, the Health department today notified that it has accepted the resignation of Budhan from his doctor post.

After Budhan met the Chief Secretary and the Health Secretary at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar, his resignation letter was accepted and the Health department issued a notification to that effect, informed sources.

BJP state vice president Samir Mohanty and spokesperson Lekhashree Samantsinghar along with Budhan had staged a dharna in front of the CM’s residence yesterday. Later, the Political secretary of CM, Gopabandhu Das met the BJP team and held discussions.

“I would thank BJP team for their support. I also thank media for highlighting my issue,” said Budhan.

“The government has done its duty and our effort has become fruitful,” said Samantsinghar.

As per reports, Budhan, a doctor at Bhaluki hospital in Mayurbhanj district, had applied for voluntary retirement from service (VRS) on October 4 last year. However, even after six months the State Government had not relieved him.

BJP has nominated Budhan as party candidate from Saraskana Assembly constituency.