STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

BJP slams Odisha government for silence on Manikpatana border issue

A case has been lodged against Karji, who has been in the radar of AP government,  at Manjusha Police Station of Andhra Pradesh.

Published: 17th September 2021 09:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2021 09:49 AM   |  A+A-

BJP Flag

Representatational image of BJP flags. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

BERHAMPUR: The BJP on Thursday came down heavily on the Odisha government’s handling of the border issue with Andhra Pradesh in Manikpatana village under Gangabada panchayat of Gajapati district. Interacting with Gajapati Collector Lingaraj Panda and former sarpanch Haribandhu Karji at Parlakhemundi, the party’s state vice-president Bhrugu Baxipatra along with other leaders expressed displeasure at the delayed response of the ruling BJD while AP kept making cross-border overtures. 

A case has been lodged against Karji, who has been in the radar of AP government,  at Manjusha Police Station of AP. Talking to mediapersons on the day, Baxipatra raised questions as to why no FIR has been lodged even a week after  AP Minister Appalla Raju and his team forcibly reopened the anganwadi centre on disputed land and misbehaved with Odisha officials. The silence of Odisha government has demoralised people in border areas, he said. 

He urged the government to resolve the conflict at the earliest while executing developmental programmes in the border areas. On Wednesday, a team of tribal leaders led by Bhalachandra Sadangi visited Manikpatana and held a meeting of Odia people residing in borders areas. Criticising the silence of Gajapati administration, they decided to sit on dharna in front of the Collector’s office from September 20.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp