Pravat Biswal’s supporters protest his arrest in Cuttack
KalingaTV News Network
Cuttack: Protesting against the arrest of Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Pravat Biswal, hundreds of his supporters and BJD youth wing staged a demonstration here on Tuesday.
The supporters of Biswal alleged that the MLA’s arrest was an act political vendetta against him by the BJP. They claimed that BJP got him arrested as it could not digest the huge support of the public to the BJD’s hartal against oil price hike in Choudwar-Cuttack, which was led by the MLA.
“The innocent MLA was arrested only because of BJP’s political vendetta against him. He has no links with the Seashore chit fund company. The CBI reopened the file of a four year-old case despite the fact that the MLA has all verified documents due to BJP’s pressure and got him arrested. If he was guilty, why then was he not arrested earlier?,” questioned one of the supporters of Biswal.
The irate supporters, along with members of youth BJD, burned the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President Amit Shah and Union Minster Dharmendra Pradhan.
They also took out a bike rally from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar shouting slogans against BJP and CBI. They are slated to demonstrate in front of the CBI office in the state capital city.
Biswal was arrested by the CBI in connection with the purchase of a piece of land from the Seashore chit fund company.