**Bhubaneswar**: The Odisha State Mahila Congress staged a demonstration and burned effigy of Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena in front of the BMC office here on Thursday. The angry party workers were demanding resignation of city and a CBI probe into the death of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi and the sex scandal video.
The Congress Bhubaneswar District Committee has been sitting on a dharna in front of the BMC office demanding for the same since 21st December.
The party also threatened that it would gherao all block offices on Friday demanding the controversial Mayor’s resignation. Congress would also hold a mass rally in the capital and gherao the Naveen Niwas. if the Mayor does not resign after that.
Women Congress state president Sasmita Behera said, “Serious charges have been brought against the Mayor. Even after 15 days since the reports of the sex scandal video and Rishi death case published, the Mayor is still holding his position. The probe process will be affected if he does not resign. The investigation by police is bow directionless whereas the Chief Minister is trying to protect the Mayor.”