Bhubaneswar, Dec 12: BJP Odisha Pravari D Purandeswari on Friday alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is protecting Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo “even as he is shielding the main accused in the Paree killing case of Nayagarh”.
“Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is protecting Minister Arun Sahoo. People have voted Naveen Patnaik to power for safety and good governance. Naveen should govern not officers. There is no good governance in the State at all,” she alleged at a Press meet held at the party’s State head office here.
Reiterating that BJP demands a CBI inquiry into the sensitive Paree killing case and ouster of Minister Arun Sahoo for his alleged complicity in it, Purandeswari said the Congress has now understood why a SIT is meaningless.
“The Congress has aligned with the BJD. Congress Legislature Party Leader Narasingha Mishra, who had first expressed happiness over a SIT probe, is now saying that the probe team has no police power. We have been demanding a CBI inquiry as we don’t have faith on the SIT investigation,” contended she.
She expressed unhappiness saying that increase in cases of violation against women and child missing and weakening law and situation have gripped Odisha now.
She further alleged that BJD leaders like Pradeep Panigrahy, Ramchandra Hansda, Ranendra Pratap Swain and Arun Sahoo have been involved in various kinds of corruptions for long.
“We (the BJP) wants to come to power to serve people only,” asserted Purandeswari.