Bhubaneswar, Nov 11: The ruling BJD today urge Congress to withdraw its bandh call scheduled on Friday. The Congress has called for a bandh on Friday demanding resignation of Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra for his alleged links with the prime accused of Mamita Meher murder case.
BJD spokesperson, Lenin Mohanty said that people of Odisha do not want a bandh.” They want to go to work and earn their livelihood. Congress should not deprive the people of Odisha from their right to earn a living. The loss of their earnings will lead to pain in the lives of the people of Odisha for which the people of Odisha will never forgive the Congress and it’s A team the OBJP which is sponsoring this bandh and will give a befitting reply at the right time to both Congress and BJP,” said Mohanty.
He further alleged that Congress is dancing to the tunes of BJP. “Congress does not want to raise issues of people’s interest anymore such as price rise, unemployment and farmers agitation, It wants to do whatever BJP asks it to do. Their intention is not to give justice to the victim but cheap politics in staying relevant within their party and in the good books of BJP so that it would continue to sponsor the Congress,” added Mohanty.