Chinks in the Posco Pratirodha Sangram Samiti (PPSS) came to the fore on Sunday with formation of a new outfit _ Posco Pratirodha Bikalapa Yuba Manch.
Sources said the outfit, to be headed by anti-Posco leader Ashok Burdhan, was formed following a meeting between anti and pro-industry groups at Gobindpur protesting “high-handedness” of PPSS leader Abhaya Sahu. Members of the Manch vowed not to allow Sahu and his son Abhijit to entre Govindpur.
Sources said differences in the PPSS started a few days back when Sahu asked his son Abhijit to form another outfit ‘Anchlika Yuba Parishad’ in Gobindpur, to establish his base in the area. Last week, Abhijit had conducted a meeting among youths at Gobindpur and sought their cooperation. Protesting this, members of PPSS convened a meeting and decided to float the new outfit.
“Abhaya Sahu has been heading the anti-Posco movement at Dhinkia and now wants his son to establish himself in Gobindpur,” said Burdan.
Earlier, the PPSS had split into two groups over differences and Bhitamati Surakshya Manch (BSM) was formed.