BHUBANESWAR: As the ‘Mahaprayan’ scheme of the State has failed to meet its objective of providing vehicles for carrying bodies from hospital to home, the State BJP on Saturday said Sorada and similar other incidents have exposed the inefficiency of the BJD.
Lashing out at the State Government for the Sorada incident, BJP’s State unit president Basant Panda said the Government seems to have learnt nothing from the Dana Majhi incident in Kalahandi last year.
Panda said a five-member team of the BJP will visit Sorishabila village of Sorada block in Ganjam district for a spot inquiry of the incident in which family members of Bhanumati Nahak carried her body home on July 5 as the hearse van failed to arrive on time.
Apart from meeting the family members of the deceased, the team will also visit Sorada Medical. The team will submit a report to Panda. Earlier, Union ministers Jual Oram and Dharmendra Pradhan had criticised Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the failure of Mahaprayan scheme. Questioning the claims of the State Government on successful implementation of various schemes, Pradhan said what happened to the Chief Minister’s commitment to ‘dignity in death’ through Mahaprayan scheme?
The Sorada incident has exposed the inefficiency of the State Government, he added.The BJP team will comprise former minister Surama Padhi, former MP Kumudini Patnaik, BJP spokesperson Sajjan Sharma, secretary Bibhuti Jena and Ashok Mishra.