Cong workers cut off power, water to Malkangiri Collector’s office, res

Malkangiri: Protesting the failure of the district administration to provide basic services to the people, the Congress today called an indefinite bandh in the district.

Reports said Congress workers, led by former Nabarangpur MP Pradip Majhi, took out a rally in the town in the morning. The rally later reached the office of the district collector where the protesters broke earthen pots as a mark of protest.

The agitators then disconnected water and telephone connection from the residence office of the collector.

Talking to media persons here, Majhi said the people of Malkangiri, have come to the streets with the Congress on the issue of drinking water and unscheduled power cut. They have also staged an economic blockade.

“The agitation will continue until the administration provides drinking water and uninterrupted power to each house in the district.” he added.

He further said apart from these two major issues, the people of Malkangiri district demand mobile phone service and proper implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) by providing ration cards to poor tribals.

Normal life was disrupted as vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt while all business and trading establishments remained closed due to the bandh