Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today again wrote to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to take early decision on establishment of permanent benches of High Court in western and southern Odisha.
Earlier on three occasions, the Chief Minister wrote to the Union Government for establishment of High Court benches in western and southern Odisha.
“There is an overwhelming public demand for establishment of permanent High Court benches in both western and southern Odisha and the people of these areas are persistently agitating for the same. The agitations have often affected the functioning of courts and other Government offices in these regions,” said Patnaik.
“In view of the unrelenting agitation by the people of these regions and also considering the imperativeness of the matter, I would request that an early decision regarding establishment of permanent benches of High Court in western and southern Odisha be taken by the Government of India to fulfil the aspirations of the people of these regions,” said Patnaik.