Senior BJD leader and party MP Arjun Sethi has embarrassed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the State Government by spitting fire over the communal tension in Bhadrak town.
Mr.Sethi is considered as the fourth senior MP after Bhartuhari Mahatab, Tathagat Satpathy and Baijayant Panda, who have embarrassed the regional political outfit supremo over some reason or the other.
As Naveen could successfully normalized the quarrel between Tathagat and Baijayant, the Bhadrak MP came to the picture.
He made certain statement which suited the opposition BJP that demanded resignation of the Chief Minister over the violence.
In a statement to a local news channel, Mr.Sethi blamed the Bhadrak MP for escalation of violence in Bhadrak town. Sethi said the administration failed to contain the violence when it was in a sma magnitude.
“Had the Police Administration taken timely action, the situation would not have aggravated as it did. The Superintendent of Police (SP) is completely responsible for this,” Mr.Sethi said to the discomfort of the Chief Minister.
Blaming the SP for the violence indicated that the home department under the chief minister, has not taken timely action.
He questioned the role of police for permitting a rally in the town during the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC on April 8.
“I wonder how Police allowed the rally in the town when Section 144 was in place? Besides it (police) should have not granted permission for the procession after peace committee talks failed to reach a consensus on the situation,” he pointed out.
Mr.Sethi said he has informed everything to the Chief Minister, Mr.Patnaik.
In a statement, the minority cell of opposition BJP has blamed the State Government and the local MLA for the violence.
In fact Mr.Sethi has raised the issues which were uttered by BJP. The BJP’s minority cell also demanded chief minister’s resignition.
BJP legislature party K V Singh Deo also demanded a probe into the Bhadrak violence as he suspected the incident was being organized keeping an eye on the BJP’s National Executive Meeting on April 15 and 16.