Pyari moves SC on expulsion from BJD
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Nearly three weeks after dissident MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra was expelled from ruling BJD, the chairman of Odisha Jan Morcha (OJM) on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking the direction to communicate the expulsion order from BJD to Rajya Sabha.
The move followed Pyari’s allegation that he did not receive any official communication from the party chief about his expulsion from BJD which was declared at the party state execute meeting on November 16. “I have not received any formal letter from BJD about my expulsion. I came to know about this from media reports. He (Naveen Patnaik) must serve the expulsion letter” Mohapatra told media persons on December 5 after returning from Delhi.
According to the RS MP, he was also not given any official letter after his suspension from the party on June 1. Mohapatra was suspended from BJD on June 1 after his alleged failed coup bid to topple Naveen Pattnaik on May 29 when the CM was on a foreign tour.
Pyari later floated OJM, which he claimed a revolution to ‘cleanse BJD’. The Naveen-Pyari political rift was quite evident from the OJM conventions in Bhubaneswar and Bhawanipatna in which he came heavily on the BJD supremo on all issues including mining scam in the state.
Pyari continued to recongnise Naveen as the party president and claimed he was very much in the party.