Bhubaneswar, Oct 19: Members of Odisha Student and Youth Forum today staged a protest against former MP and BJP national vice-president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda for his alleged controversial remark of comparing the law and order situation in Odisha with that of Pakistan.
Hundreds of members of the outfit staged the protest against Panda in the evening and burnt the effigies of the former PM. They also demanded Panda to tender apology to the state government for comparing the law and order situation in Odisha with that of Pakistan.
“Panda’s remark has hurt the sentiment of the people of the state. We demand Panda to tender an apology to the people ,” said a protester.
Panda on Sunday landed himself in a controversy on the internet by allegedly comparing the law and order situation in Odisha with that of Pakistan.
“Shameful how Maharashtra & Odisha police simply “pick up” & assault journalists & do custodial interrogation, without following the basic process of law, like in Pakistan. This is real fascism. Please speak up for Ramesh Rath of @otvnews & @pradip103 of @republic,” tweeted Panda.
Panda’s tweet came after senior journalist Ramesh Rath of OTV was picked up by the police here on Thursday in connection with a viral fake sex video of a female MP.