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Conspiracy would cost Naveen his government: Pyari

The OJM leader alleges that BJD is functioning in an undemocratic manner

Published: 18th February 2013 07:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2013 07:42 AM   |  A+A-

Alleging that a conspiracy is going on to arrest him on charges of having Maoist links, Rajya Sabha member and Chairman of the Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Sunday warned that the misadventure would cost Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik his government.

“The day I will be arrested, the Government will fall,” Pyarimohan said addressing mediapersons at his residence. They first arrested Sangram Mohanty, then Dandapani Mohanty but he is the ultimate target, he alleged.

Pyarimohan alleged that the FIR lodged by Dipti Mohanty on Saturday against him is part of the conspiracy.  Stating that there does not seem to be any chance of democratic functioning in the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the rebel leader said that his political party will take shape before April 19. “I had been given six months time and within that period the party will be launched,” he said.

Pyarimohan said that traces of democratic functioning has been eradicated from the BJD which had come to the fore during the organisational polls of the party. All office-bearers from the Block Committee presidents to state council members were decided in Naveen Nivas, he said. Criticising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s packages one after the other when the state assembly had already been convened by the Governor, Pyarimohan alleged that he does not have any respect for the assembly either. “Naveen has now given up even the pretence of democracy for votes,” he said.

The Rajya Sabha member wondered whether it was right on the part of the Chief Minister to announce the package for the construction workers which was decided by the construction worker board.

The Board is an independent body and it had decided for the package, he said and added that Naveen is trying to appropriate the decisions taken by others.

Pyarimohan also opposed the decision taken to abolish the Kudumuluguma block and create Chitrakonda block in its place by describing it as anti-people. Stating that Chitrakonda is more vulnerable to Maoist attack than Kudumuluguma, Pyarimohan demanded that the decision to abolish the block should be withdrawn immediately.

Stating that the Morcha meeting at Sambalpur on February 22 will be a success, Pyarimohan said that nearly 30,000 workers from 109 gram panchayats and 350 wards would attend the meeting.

The last meeting of the OJM will be organised at Berhampur on March 22, he said and added that 50,000 people will attend the

rally.

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