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Congress seeks action against Minister

Staff Reporter

Delegation led by district party chief holds discussions with Deputy Inspector-General of Police


Minister is charged with making provocative remark at a public meeting

Two BJD supporters also make complaint against Congress leader


— Photo: Lingaraj Panda

ACTION PLEASE: Members of the Ganjam district Congress Committee coming out of the DIG office after submitting a memorandum to him in Berhampur on Wednesday.

BERHAMPUR: A delegation of Ganjam District Congress met the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police, southern range R.K.Sharma on Wednesday demanding action against State Revenue Minister Surya Narayan Patra for his alleged derogatory provocative remark at a public meeting against Congress activists.

This delegation was led by district Congress president Bhagaban Gantayat, who was accompanied by city Congress president Sanjit Panigrahy, district youth Congress president Ajit Panda, district women's Congress president Sanghamitra Dalai. They held discussion with the DIG regarding the matter.

It may be noted that on Monday Mr Gantayat had filed a complaint against Mr Patra at Jarada police station in Ganjam district in relation to an alleged provocative speech made by the Minister at a public meeting at Nuapentha village on Sunday. As per the Congress leaders the complaint was filed as per the reports in local media which Mr Patra during his speech had allegedly asked people to ostracise the Congress activists and refrain from providing them basic amenities in villages as according to him they were opposed to development of the State. Meanwhile, Mr Patra's interview to media claimed that he was misquoted by the media.

Mr Gantayat said the DIG during discussion with them said police had started discussion with the Public Prosecutor of Ganjam district regarding the complaint lodged against the State Minister to find out whether it amounted to cognizable or non-cognizable offence. He however added that his party had decided to take up path of agitation if no legal action was initiated against Mr Patra.

It is felt that the issue has started to take political turn as complaints have also been lodged against Mr Gantayat at the same Jarada police station by two BJD supporters. According to sources these complaints were filed by Bapuji Bisoi and Santosh Patra at Jarada poloice station on Monday night alleging that Mr Gantayat had made derogatory provocative remarks in public against the BJD activists as well as the BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

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