ROURKELA: As part of the State-wide agitation called by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) to protest large scale irregularities in preparation of beneficiary list under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), agitations and rallies were held across the State on Friday.
In Rourkela, former Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Hemananda Biswal led the activists who marched to the office of Rourkela ADM K Sudershan Chakravorty to protest the faulty food security list and some other issues.
Addressing the gathering he accused the BJD Government of delaying implementation of NFSA enacted by the Congress Government. He claimed that undeserving people were included as beneficiaries leaving out legitimate poor families under a deliberate attempt to derail the scheme. Congress would continue its fight till all deserving beneficiaries get included in NFSA list.
RDCC president Biren Senapati demanded Sundargarh district administration to stop eviction drive, provision of safe drinking water to uncovered slums, improve quality of power supply and restore production in closed industries and mines of the district to help fight the growing unemployment scenario.
At Sakhigopal, party workers gheraoed 22 panchayat offices under Satyabadi and Samabadi blocks on Friday. The workers raised slogans against the step-motherly approach towards poor genuine beneficiaries. Former legislator of Satyabadi and OPCC Prasad Harichandan visited the panchayat to boost the morale of the workers.