Angul: In the series of clashes between Bharatiya Janata Party & the Biju Janata Dal similar scenes were witnessed in Angul today. Few workers of BJP were allegedly beaten by BJD activists in front of the Circuit House of Angul. It is said that the BJP activists were protesting the visit of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Das Burma to Angul district. The minister was to join a protest organized by Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) opposing the construction of projects in the upper catchment of river Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government. While the police were trying to bring the situation under control, Angul SP Ms. Kavita Jalan was attacked and she has sustained injuries.
Reacting to today’s bloody clashes betweet Bharatiya Janata Party activists and the activists of Biju Janata Dal the Aama Odisha Party has issued a statement signed by Shri. Suparno Satpathy. The same read ‘Our believe is that ‘violence’ has no space in a socity which follows a preamble with its first line reading a resolve to constitute a ‘Sovereign’ ‘Socialist’ ‘Secular’ ‘Democratic’ Republic…. ‘
Reacting to the incident Shri. Suparno Satpathy aslo stated that in a society if the law protector uses execess on its citizens or if the citizens reciprocate the same on the law protector, in either case the damage is grave on that society. He along with his party members wished the SP of Angul Ms. Kavita Jalan a speedy recovery from her injuries.
In a satement Aama Odisha Part (AOP) has appealed to the leaders of both BJP & BJD to refrain their carders from resorting to violence.
Speaking to this reporter Shri. Suparno Satpathy said “History has time & again proven that use of violence never has & I strongly believe that it will never lead to any solution. If political violence is not stoped soon, it will not be too far into the future when the general public of Odisha will give a befitting reply to the political parties who give patronage to goons and give encouragement to violence'. He added 'History will not be kind to them”.