Blackout During President’s Speech: Odisha Governor Seeks Report From Chief Secy & MSCBU VC

Bhubaneswar: Even as 9-minute blackout during President Droupadi Murmu’s speech at MSCBU convocation in Odisha’s Baripada has caught national attention and sparked off a host of speculations, Governor has sought report from the state government.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Monday has directed Chief Secretary PK Jena and Vice-Chancellor of Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanjadeo University Santosh Tripathy to file detailed report on the blackout in the auditorium while the President was delivering her speech at the function of the university’s convocation on May 6.

The Governor, who is also the chancellor of universities, has sought the report from the two authorities within seven days.

The lights in the auditorium went off just when the President had started her address in the 12th convocation ceremony of the university. As the auditorium plunged into darkness for nine minutes, Murmu continued to deliver her speech.

Peculiarly, the air-conditioners, microphones and fans in the auditorium were functioning normally during the whole blackout time.

While the incident triggered several speculations in different circles, the MSCBU authorities strongly suspected that the blackout was due to a sabotage.

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