Zilla Parishad chairperson alleged of availing ration

Keonjhar: A member of Keonjhar Zilla Parishad has charged the parishad chairperson Kamalini Patra of receiving ration.

According to sources, Patra had a ration card before taking up the chairperson post. However, she allegedly did not surrender it after taking up the post.

The allegations were brought by a member of the parishad from Zone 30, Sabuja Ansuman Mahanta.

“We were surprised to find that Keonjhar Zilla Parishad Chairperson has a ration card. She should resign on moral grounds,” Mahanta said.

Meanwhile, after receiving the complaint, the district Civil Supplies Officer (CSO) has launched an investigation and informed the Additional Collector about the matter.

Keonjhar Additional Collector, Bhakta Charan Pradhan, said “We came to know prima facie that the matter is true. The CSO has been instructed to conduct a detailed enquiry. After the enquiry, we will take action.”