BJP holds Bhadrak legislator responsible for the unrest

Bhubaneswar: Holding BJD legislator from Bhadrak Jugal Kishore Patnaik and his son responsible for the ongoing unrest in the town and adjacent areas, BJP’s Odisha unit today questioned how a rally coordinated by Jugal Kishore’s son was allowed in the town at a time when the peace committee meeting was on.

Spokesperson of BJP Golak Mohapatra told media persons, “At a time when the Sec 144 was in force in the town, how the rally was permitted. Besides, houses were torched but the police were a mere spectator.”

The saffron party also demanded for the Bhadrak SP’s suspension and immediate arrest of the accused.

Mohapatra also asked for a provision of compensation for the Bhadrak unrest victims towards property losses.

Though the Bhadrak legislator declined to comment on the charges, BJD spokesperson Amar Prasad Satpathy urged political leaders to stay away from comments which can complicate the situation.

Satpathy further stated, “This is not the appropriate time to make allegations and counter allegations. Everyone should cooperate the Bhadrak district administration to bring back the peace.”