Cong Leader Pradeep Majhi In Soup Over ‘Keep Diesel, Petrol Ready’ Phone Conversation

Published by
OB Bureau

Nabarangpur: Senior Congress leader Pradeep Majhi was caught on camera instigating people during the bandh in the district on Thursday.

In the video, which has gone viral, he is seen giving instruction to someone over phone to keep diesel and petrol ready and set everything on fire after getting the go-ahead. “Diesel, petrol ready karithaa, direction jiba, sabu niya maridaba,” he is heard saying.

A car was later set on fire at Ambedkar Chhak here and Majhi attributed it to the anger of the locals against the Naveen Patnaik government.

He further said that he did not regret the phone conversation. “We have been forced to take the violence route for the safety of our mothers and sisters. The Congressmen are inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, but we can also opt the path of Subhas Bose for justice,” he added.

The Congress district unit had called the bandh to protest against alleged failure of police to arrest the prime accused in the rape and murder of a minor girl at Gumandali village in Kosagumuda block.

Congress workers led by the former MP staged a road blockade on NH-26. Majhi had also accused police of going slow on its investigation. “Though the incident happened on December 14,  police are yet to arrest the prime accused. Congress will intensify its agitation if the accused is not arrested immediately,” he had said.


OB Bureau

Recent Posts

4 More Departments To Open At Acharya Harihar Post-Graduate Institute of Cancer in Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to open four more departments in Acharya Harihar Post-Graduate…

May 26, 2022

Double Oscar Winner Kevin Spacey Charged With Multiple Sex Offences

London: Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with multiple sex offences including sexual assault…

May 26, 2022

Cabinet Nod For Central Empanelment Of 9 IAS Officers

Bhubaneswar: The appointments committee of the Union Cabinet has approved empanelment of 9 IAS officers…

May 26, 2022

Fire Safety Not Adequate At Barabati Stadium, Says DCP;  OHRC Directs Govt To Take Steps Before T20I

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thursday directed the state government to ensure…

May 26, 2022

Leopard Burnt Alive By Angry Mob; 150 Villagers Booked

Pauri (Uttarakhand): A leopard was burnt alive by angry villagers in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district.…

May 26, 2022

Fake Reviews On E-Commerce Platforms: Govt To Meet All Stakeholders

New Delhi: As the percentage of Indians who buy stuff online climbs steadily, the number…

May 26, 2022