BJP Delegation To Visit Mamita’s Family; Mahila Wing Stages Silent Protest In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: A 15-member delegation of the BJP is scheduled to visit family members of Odisha school teacher Mamita Meher at Kalahandi on Tuesday.

The team, led by the party’s State president Sameer Mohanty, will meet the family members, said BJP State general secretary, Golak Mohapatra on Monday.

Earlier, in the day BJP Mahila Morcha activists staged a silent protest at Master Canteen Square here protesting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s silence in Mamita Meher murder case.

The women activists raised questions about the role of Minister of State for Home Dibyashankar Mishra in the murder of Mahaling Sunshine School teacher and demanded immediate dismissal of the Minister.

The party alleged that the Minister sanctioned huge funds to Govind Sahu, managing trustee of the private school, from the Western Odisha Development Council. The “Minister is the mastermind who has been let-off while Sahu has been arrested,” the BJP said.

The Mahila Morcha State Chairperson Smruti Patnaik demanded that the Chief Minister dismiss the tainted minister immediately and order his arrest. “The Chief Minister cannot leave the law to take its own course and allow misuse of powers by his colleague,” reiterated Patnaik.

BJP state spokesperson Urmila Mohapatra, Mahila Morcha state vice-president Kasturi Mishra, state secretary Rashmirekha Dash, state executive member Aparna Dhir Singh, Bhubaneswar district president Mandakini Patra, Jayanti Patiara, Subashini Prusti, Trupti Makaddam, Subashini Bal, Purnima Das, Sangeeta Das and Padmaja Debata took part in the silent sit-in, among others.

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