Prank SMS claims MLA Raseswari ‘resignation’

Sambalpur: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) lodged a complaint with police against a fake text message that mentioned Sambalpur MLA Dr Raseswari Panigrahi has resigned in protest against IIM location issue.

The SMS has been sent to different BJD leaders, workers and common people in the district. The source of the message is being investigated. “The case has been registered under sec 66 of IT act. We have reached the source of the SMS. The case will be solved within two/three days” investigating officer said.

Reacting to such report, Panigrahi said “this is a mere conspiracy against me. Efforts of such people involved in heinous activities to blame me can never be fruitful as far as the people of Sambalpur support me. This is just a reflection of their frustration”, Panigrahi said .

Notably, Panigrahi is in the fore front of the agitation demanding setting up of IIM in Sambalpur.