BJP leaders Bhrugu Baxipatra, Goutam Ray and Ramesh Parida addressed the Press meet held at the party head office here.
“Bombs were hurled at Sarbeshwar Beura as he had brought scams and corruptions committed in Dharmashala area to the fore. With Sarbeshwar, as many as 18 BJP leaders have been attacked in the State,” said Baxipatra.
Stating that Sarbeshawar had been attacked earlier also, Baxipatra alleged that police had not taken any action against the attackers despite a complaint lodged with them.
“Ruling party people are illegally conducting excavations at Dankari and Bichakhandi hills. Sarbeshwar has approached the NGT and the Lokayukta over the illegal mining. Despite these, he has also approached the Lokayukta over many other illegal activities,” Baxipatra said, adding “Police had recovered dynamite worth Rs 50 lakh recently, and it was possible for Sarbeshwar Beura only.”
“Beura’s wife has mentioned in the FIR that the Dharmasala MLA had earlier threatened her husband not to mention his name in various scams. If the State Government fails to give justice to Sarbeshwar, the Jajpur BJP led by Goutam Ray will take to the streets in coming days,” warned Baxipatra.