Locals gherao minister demanding district-status to Titlagarh

Bolangir: Demanding district-status to Titlagarh, locals gheraoed Odisha Culture & Tourism Minister, Ashok Panda today while the latter was en route to inaugurate the pilgrimage train from Titlagarh Railway Station.

According to sources, the protestors who have been demanding district status for the Titlagarh sub-division surrounded the minister for a brief moment to voice their demand.

However, the minister said that he will make a representation before the State government after he receives a memorandum in this regard.

“I met some protestors who are demanding representation before the State government. I asked them to submit a memorandum after which I will take up the matter with the government,” Panda said.