Violence is wrong, party misguided, stresses Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Maintaining his stand on violence during Monday’s ‘Hak Pain Hartal’ as wrong, MP Baijayant once again took to twitter to stress that the BJD is being misguided by many. He cited a newspaper report published in an Odia daily on Wednesday to make his point clear.

Tagging the report which highlighted CM Naveen Patnaik’s displeasure over large scale violence during ‘Hak Pain Hartal’, Panda, in his tweet, translated its headline as ‘Upset Naveen Warns Netas on Violence’ and added that, “Yet when i said so first, some got hassled. Those misguiding the party today hv forgotten our origins.”

The newspaper report was based on Tuesday’s meeting of Naveen Patnaik with party senior leaders at his residence. Though it was widely speculated that the meeting was convened to discuss MLA Prabhat Biswal’s arrest by CBI, the leaders present – Sasibhusan Behera, Prasanna Acharya, Pratap Deb, Sanjay Dasburma, Maheswar Mohanty and others, it reported, were questioned on the violence during hartal. Patnaik came down heavily on the leaders seeking clarification on what led to the violence and also warned them against recurrence of such incidents, the daily further reported.