Mili Panda expresses willingness to join politics

Bhubaneswar: Terming the abduction of Italian national Paolo Bosusco by the Maoists as unwanted, Subhashree Dash alias Mili Panda, wife of top naxal leader and Secretary of the Odisha State Organizing Committee of the CPI(Maoist), Sabyasachi Panda today said that she was prepared to play the role of a mediator to end the hostage row if the state government gave her the proposal in this connection. Mili Panda who was set free by the Gunupur ADJ court in the Kutinguda encounter case said that she was interested to join politics to work for the development of the people.

The wife of the top Maoist leader met her family members and in-laws after a gap of about two-and-half years on Wednesday. Describing Sabyasachi Panda as her friend, philosopher and guide, Mili rued that the police had again issued warrant against her though she was acquitted by the Gunupur court and feared that the government might arrest her once again. She expressed her willingness to join politics to work for the development of the people.