Cuttack, Dec 30: Over Ration card row, Cuttack Municipal Corporation Mayor, Corporator Anita Behera confirms her resignation at a press meet in presence of MLA Debsish Samantray, Cuttack Sadar MLA Chandra Sarathi Behera and Cuttack-Choudwar MLA Pravat Biswal.
Anita says she resigns to protect party integrity. She said that, "I am innocent. My name included in the NFSA list inadvertently. "Behera claimed, her decision to quit is purely on the moral ground and to protect the image of BJD and its supremo Naveen Patnaik.
CMC commissioner suspends CMC community officer Ajay Mohanty, Municipality High School teacher Saroj Pratap. Earlier in the day both opposition parties Congress and BJP demanded the resignation of CMC Mayor. BJP activists staged demonstration in front of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation office demanding resignation of the Mayor.