Congress targets BJD for disrespecting Kargil martyr’s wife

Bhubaneswar: Alleging disrespect to the wife of a Kargil War martyr, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik today targeted the Odisha government accusing it of making false promises.

In a tweet, Niranjan Patnaik alleged that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had promised Nibedita Mallick, wife of Kargil martyr Sachidanada to arrange for her travel to Kargil memorial.

However, the government is yet to fulfil its promises even though two years have passed since then.

“CM Patnaik promised Nibedita Mallick, wife of Kargil martyr Sachidananda Mallick that Govt. will arrange for her travel to Kargil memorial. 2 yrs later she hasn’t received any help. She has decided to visit the memorial on her own. This insult of a martyr’s wife is unacceptable! (sic),” tweeted Patnaik.

However, officials of the Odisha government could not be reached for comments on the matter.

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