Locals gherao Bhubaneswar block office alleging corruption

Bhubaneswar: Alleging rampant corruption in “Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ scheme, hundreds of locals of Dadha Panchayat today gheraoed the Bhubaneswar block office. The protesters also staged dharna and hunger strike in front of the office.

According to sources, the locals alleged that Sarpanch of Dadha Panchayat Shyam Sundar Tudu and Village Level Worker (VLW) Suresh Chandra Bari are involved in irregularities  in various developmental projects sanctioned under the ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ scheme .

The agitating locals further alleged that Bhubaneswar (North) MLA Priyadarshi Mishra and Block Vice-Chairperson Valentina Rout are also involved in the corruption.

“We demand immediate suspension of the VLW and the MLA should be changed in the upcoming election,” alleged a resident of Dadha Panchayat, Arun Senapati.

On the other hand, Block Vice-Chairperson, Valentina Rout said “Despite being the block vice-chairperson I am ignored. They are taking percentage commission (PC) and distributing the work among small contractors.”

No comments from MLA Priyadarshi Mishra could be obtained on the matter.