BJP Observes Bargarh Bandh Seeking Minister’s Resignation

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is continuing with its protest demanding the resignation of MoS (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra over the Mamita Meher murder case.

An 8-hour bandh (6 AM-2 PM) is being observed by the saffron party in Bargarh district today. BJP activists are picketing at various places in the district disrupting normal life.

The BJP has been demanding the arrest and dismissal of Minister of State for Home, Dibya Shankar Mishra, for his alleged involvement in the case. The party also seeks to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

It had intensified its protest on Saturday with party activists staging protests at Rourkela, Cuttack, and Nayagarh in support of their demand for the arrest of Mishra.

The party also observed a 12-hour bandh (from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) in several districts including Boudh, Kendrapara, Balasore, and Jagatsinghpur. The party had also called for a 6-hour bandh in Bhadrak district.