Opposition calls Odisha bandh on June 26


Bhubaneswar, June 25: The opposition Congress has called Odisha bandh on June 26, accusing BJD government failing to act against those responsible for mismanagement in transfer of Brahma from old idols of Sri Jagannath temple to the new idols.

"A dawn-to-dusk bandh will be observed on June 26 in protest to the state government for its failure to take action against those responsible for mismanagement in Brahma Paribartan," Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Prasad Harichandan told to media personnel.

Services and Educational institutions would be exempted from the proposed bandh on June 26.

The OPCC demanded high level enquiry into this matter by high court judge. He also blamed Naveen Patnaik Government for delay in Brahma Paribartan ritual on June 15. 

The OPCC president recalled that the party had already demanded resignation of the chief minister and removal of the chief administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration.

Puri Gajapati, Divyasingha Deb has also expressed anguish over the mismanagement in Brahma Paribartan, which is an important part of Nabakalebar festival.

Meanwhile, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) also condemned mismanagement during Brahma Paribartan ritual and announced its decision to stage state-wide protest tomorrow.

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