Lawyer Agitation: Congress seeks Odisha Governor’s intervention to end impasse

Bhubaneswar: Congress today sought the intervention of Odisha Governor to resolve the ongoing lawyers’ agitation in the State.

A seven-member delegation party led by Cuttack district Congress president Mohammed Moquim submitted a memorandum to the Governor seeking his intervention to end the impasse.

Moreover, the Congress targeted Odisha government for its failure to resolve the issue.

“It is over 65 days that the lawyers are on a cease-work agitation which has paralysed the entire justice delivery system in the State. Instead of acting as the State’s head, the Chief Minister is mere working as BJD chief,” alleged Moquim.

Moquim further stated the party has urged the Governor to take urgent measures to direct Odisha government to take concrete steps to settle the dispute between the lawyers and police so that judiciary can function smoothly.

Senior Congress leader KailashAcharya said “The Governor accepted our memorandum and assured to take necessary action.”

Earlier, the Orissa High Court Bar Association had announced to continue their cease work agitation till November 9.

At the general body meeting held on Friday, the High Court Bar Association had expelled BJD Legal Front adviser Asim Amitabh Das, convener Milan Kanungo and former vice-president of the Bar Association Bansidhar Satpathy from its membership for trying to derail the ongoing lawyers’ agitation.

The High Court Bar Association had also served a show-cause notice to State Bar Council chairman Tahali Charan Mohanty in this connection.