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BJP Chief Amit Shah Visiting Sambalpur tomorrow

With the general elections a few months ahead and as BJP national president Amit Shah has set ‘Mission Odisha 120 seats’, he has been touring the State frequently and accordingly, his Sambalpur visit has been slated for tomorrow.

While the Odisha unit BJP rank and file is in an upbeat mood, Congress and BJD today termed his repeated visits sans any impact on the voters. As per the Odisha unit BJP Media Cell press note, BJP national president Amit Shah is visiting Odisha tomorrow (February 15).

After landing at Jharsuguda Veer Surendra Sai Airport, he will head towards Sambalpur. There he will have the darshan of Maa Samaleswari and then pay floral tribute to Veer Surendra Sai at Jail Chhak. In the afternoon, he will address the party workers at a meeting organized in the field near the Sambalpur Jay Guru Mandir.In his media reactions, senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra said, “The poll environment has been a bit hot earlier this time.

The top leaders of all the parties have become vibrant and have focused on Odisha.”He commented, “The ruling party of Odisha perhaps carries the impression that this time they are going to lose the battle. Rest of the parties are of the impression that this is a state that would shape their future prospect.” “Let the people’s impression about Amit Shah fade first. I have witnessed what happened in their meeting in Bolangir. Tried a lot but couldn’t gather people for the meeting,” he lampooned.BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra reacted, “When the election approaches, the leaders of the national parties remember Odisha.

It is solely meant for election campaign. In the recent past, their visits have had no impact and will also have no impact.” “Now the big question of the people of Odisha is on the political tourism of those national leaders. When the election comes, Shri Rahul Gandhi remembers Odisha after three and half years. Similar is the case of Shri Amit Shah. Except speeches, both Congress and BJP have done nothing for Odisha. Naveen Babu was, is and will be with the people of Odisha,” he remarked.

BJP to protest Bijepur firing in 30 dists

The BJP will launch a State-wide agitation on Tuesday to protest the firing at the house of party activist at Padagaon in Bijepur. This was decided at an emergent meeting of the party chaired by party president Basanta Panda. Accusing ruling BJD of trying to instill fear in the minds of people in the constituency ahead of the byelection, the BJP said it will not be cowed down by violent activities spons o red by the St a t e Government.

“As many as 14 BJP workers have been killed by the ruling party activists in the last three and half years and the Odisha Police have done nothing to arrest the criminals involved in those murder cases. The firing incident in Bijepur is a well thought out plan of BJD to silence BJP workers. The BJP will fight it out democratically by taking up the issue to the people,” State BJP general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra told reporters after the meeting. National BJP general secretary Arun Singh, who is here on a twoday visit, said the Bijepur incident is the panic reaction of the ruling party which is fast losing it popularity.

“Fearing defeat in the Bijepur bypoll which will be announced anytime soon, the BJD has resorted to violence. The ruling party had resorted to similar violent activities during the election to the three-tier panchayati raj election in the State last year,” Singh said on his arrival here. Baxipatra said attack on BJP leaders visiting Bargarh district has become a common feature. Union Ministers Santosh Gangwar and Niranjan Jyoti and former chief minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda were attacked during their visit to Bargarh districts.

The party has decided to take the issue to the people by staging demonstration in all the district headquarters of the State on Tuesday to protest Bijepur firing. A delegation of the BJP led by Panda also submitted a memorandum to Additional Chief Secretary Home Asit Tripathy demanding immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the firing and protection to Manoranjan Meher whose house was attacked.

Ex-minister Jayanarayan Jailed for Wielding Sword

Former minister and senior BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra was arrested here on Wednesday for allegedly wielding a sword in violation of prohibitory orders by the administration during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations.

Two separate FIRs were registered against Mishra at Dhanupalli and Town police stations for wielding sword during the procession here on Tuesday.

Mishra’s action amounted to violation of prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC, which had been imposed by the district administration as a precautionary measure to ensure peaceful celebration of Hanuman Jayanti, police said.

Mishra, who was picked up from his party office here, however, claimed that he had not done anything “wrong” and his arrest was part of a “political conspiracy.” Mishra was sent to jail after his bail plea was rejected by the Court of SDJM.

The District BJP and Hanuman Jayanti Samanwaya Samiti (HJSS) called for 12-hour Sambalpur bandh on Thursday protesting against Mishra’s arrest and police action.

Mishra has been accused of wielding sword thrice, once near Hanuman Temple at Brooks Hill, then near Zilla School Chowk and finally when the procession reached Peer Baba Chowk late in the night.

Police picked up Mishra from the District BJP office on Wednesday and immediately shifted him to Sambalpur Sadar Police Station.

Later, they brought him to the court amidst high drama with BJP workers blocking the police vehicle.

Condemning the arrest, senior BJP leader Suresh Pujari said since the matter is sub judice, let law take its own course. But Section 144 A of CrPC was enacted in 2005 and denotified in 2006 and hence not in existence, he observed. He said that under the circumstances, the entire procedure of promulgation of Section 144 A CrPC is null and void.