Bhubaneswar: Upping arm against BJD Government, BJP Legislative Party has decided to move Delhi Darbar soon to inform the top brass leaders and Election Commission about the prevailing scenario of Odisha.
All 22 MLAs of the BJP led by Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra will soon leave for Delhi.
Speaking to the Media persons here today, Shri Mishra said, “We will meet the Election Commissioner and apprise him of the ‘unconstitutional’ activities ongoing in the State. We will also meet President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Party National President JP Nadda.” However, the date of the visit is yet to be finalized, he informed.
The delegation will also meet the three Union Ministers from Odisha Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Bishweswar Tudu to discuss development projects ongoing and proposed in Odisha.
The LoP alleged that the State Government is not functioning as per Constitution. Starting from peon to the IAS officers, all are working for the ruling party, he alleged.
“Corruption activities are rampant in Odisha. However, neither the ED nor the CBI is investigating such cases,” Shri Mishra said.
While the central agencies are very much active in other States, no action is being taken in Odisha. The BJP delegation’s main demand will be in this direction, he informed.
He said that the state unit will take up the attack on its workers and the law and order situation in the State with the Home Minister. “Our main demand would be for an ED and CBI probe into the rampant corruption in the state. They even did not spare Puri Jagannath Temple’s Ratna Bhandar,” he alleged.
The LoP has raised objection to use of conch, which is a symbol of the ruling party, in the Government advertisement of ‘Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha’ scheme and Location Accessible Multi-modal Initiative (LAccMI).
“Party and Government have become one here. From Peons to IAS officers, all are working for the party. In a democracy, people are the Masters. They should throw this Government out,” he said.