1 lakh BJP supporters to gherao Assembly in Nov

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the State government over various irregularities and scams and its callousness in tackling various issues, BJP has planned to gherao the State Assembly with 1 lakh supporters in November, informed BJP’s Odisha in-charge Arun Singh.

“The Odisha Assembly building will be gheraoed by BJP workers in November in protest against inefficiency, inertia, callousness, corruption and arrogance during the BJD rule,” Singh told reporters here.

This apart, BJP will organize ‘Azadi 70-Yaad Karo Kurbani’ program from August 9 to August 30 in which various Union ministers will visit various places which had played an important role in freedom struggle, Singh added.

The BJP leader outlined various steps to be taken by the saffron party to corner the State government on a host of issues including chit fund scam, involvement of BJD MLAs and MPs in chit fund scam, irregularities in ration card distribution, lack of doctors in state and deteriorating law and order.

Hitting out at the ruling BJD, the BJP leader said the party would corner the state government over a number of issues including the multi-crore chit fund scam in which several BJD MLAs and MPs are allegedly involved.

Besides the chit-fund scam, the state witnessed largescale irregularities and corruption in many sectors including distribution of ration cards under the National Food Security Act, he said.

While the health sector is in shambles amid acute shortage of doctors, law and order situation has deteriorated in the state, Singh alleged.

During 2015-16, incidents of rape soared by about 13 per cent, while crime increased by 10 per cent and atrocities against women by eight per cent, the BJP leader claimed.

In a bid to pull the state government out of morass, BJP would stage demonstrations in all district headquarters in the state from September 15 to 20, he said.

Slamming the BJD government for the attack on Union Ministers’ convoy recently at Bargarh, Singh said BJP workers were being booked for murder charges and sent to jail.

BJP workers were also being beaten up while staging peaceful demonstrations, Singh said, adding the party has considerably strengthened its organisation at the grassroots level and was ready to take on the ruling BJD.