New Delhi: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today met family of Laksmidhar Behera at his residence in Khurda dist. Behera had committed suicide after he released a video complaining of corruption at block level due to which he allegedly didn’t receive benefits under rural housing scheme.
Behera had committed suicide after allegedly being unable to get a pucca house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious housing scheme. Pradhan accused the Odisha government-led by Naveen Patnaik of ignoring people’s concerns and promoting corruption in the state. He said Laxmidhar’s death was not a suicide but a government-sponsored murder.