Jagatsinghpur: Villagers of Sahegharia is observing a 24-hour Ersama bandh protesting the denial of permission for Ravan Podi function scheduled to be attended by Paradip MLA Damodar Rout.
Shops were remained closed at the Ersama bazaar.
On Friday, the Jagatsinghpur district administration dismantled the stage set for ‘Ravan Podi’ function to be attended by Paradip MLA Damodar Rout at Anchalika Yuva Parishad ground in Ersama.
Rout alleged that the stage was dismantled as permission was reportedly given to another group to hold the function to be attended by BJD Ersama MLA and Rout’s arch rival Prashant Muduli.
Meanwhile, the seven-time MLA Rout said that Muduli doing politics in petty issues like Ravan Podi occasions. He said that Muduli could not enter villages in his own Ersama constituency henceforth.
Notably, former Minister Rout was suspended from the BJD for anti-party activities. And Muduli was one of the petitioners before Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik demanding Rout’s expulsion from the party.