CM condemns BJP leader’s killing in Khordha, seeks EC’s attention
Bhubaneswar: Reacting to the killing of a BJP leader by miscreants in poll bound Khordha district, CM Naveen Patnaik has condemned the act and approached the Election Commission to take the matter seriously.
While earlier in the day Naveen came down heavily upon the dastardly act on his Twitter handle and insisted that violence has no place in democracy, later he sought the Election Commission’s attention in the case.
ନିର୍ବାଚନ କମିଶନଙ୍କୁ ଅନୁରୋଧ କରୁଛି ଏହି ଘଟଣାକୁ ଗୁରୁତ୍ବର ସହିତ ନିଅନ୍ତୁ ଏବଂ ଦୃଢ଼ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟାନୁଷ୍ଠାନ ଗ୍ରହଣ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ପୋଲିସକୁ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶ ଦିଅନ୍ତୁ; ଯାହା ଦ୍ୱାରା ଏପରି ହୀନ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟର ପୁନଃରାବୃତ୍ତି ହେବନାହିଁ।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 15, 2019
Notably, the CM has directed Odisha Police to take stringent action against the culprits involved in gunning down BJP Khordha Mandal president Manguli Jena near party’s Nabina Bag office last night.
Following the incident, the BJP has called for Khordha bandh from 8 am to 2 pm today.