‘Missing’ MP posters pasted on walls of Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Residents of State capital on Thursday morning found posters on walls declaring that Bhubaneswar BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi was ‘missing’. The ‘missing’ poster raised questions on Aparajita’s alleged silence over the controversial draft byelaws notification of National Monuments Authority (NMA) which prohibits any activities within 100-metre radius of Shree Lingaraj Temple and Shree Bramheswar Temple in Old Town area.
The MP is attending the on-going Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.
Aparajita hit back at such a ‘missing’ poster campaign by her political rivals by saying: ‘Glad that Bhubaneswar is missing me. I am in Delhi due to the ongoing Parliament session. I will return on February 15 and take necessary steps regarding the draft notification on heritage byelaws for Lingaraj Temple.’
Meanwhile, police arrested two close aides of Aparajita on charge of beating up a man. They allegedly beat up a man named Shubham Hira, who ekes out a living by pasting posters on shops and walls. Hira, in his complaint, told police that he was not aware about the ‘missing’ posters and has no link with pasting them on walls.
The posters carried a smiling face of the parliamentarian and also contained writings like why the MP remained silent over the controversial heritage byelaws framed for two major temples in Ekamra Kshetra.
Senior BJD leader and State Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, in a twitter post on Wednesday, had said:
The silence of BhubaneswarMP on the move to stall Ekarma khetra project exposes her sheer commitment to Bhubaneswar Development.People of Bhubaneswar will not forgive those hindering the Ekarmakhetra project.Har Har Mahadev
— Ashok Chandra Panda (@Ashokpandabbsr) February 10, 2021