BJP workers storm house of CM’s aide, draw flak from BJD, Congress

BHUBANESWAR: A gaggle of men, waving BJP flags, on Saturday barged into the authentic place of dwelling of Naveen Patnaik's personal secretary V K Pandian, accusing him of meddling in politics.
The protesters, round 20 in quantity, parked their bikes, hurled cow dung on the bureaucrat's area at VIR 7 in Unit VI house of the town, situated close to the elite Bhubaneswar Club. They then pressured open the principle gate, allegedly damaged flower pots and manhandled a caretaker, the latter alleged.

Pandian, considered to be Naveen's most depended on officer, was once no longer at home when the incident came about round 10.30 am, however his spouse Sujata K Pandian, an IAS officer posted as director Mission Shakti, and their two kids were in the home, police sources mentioned.

Naveen's personal secretary has been within the eye of the hurricane over the past year with the BJP, and even some BJD leaders, together with suspended MP Baijayant Panda, accusing Pandian of misusing his authentic place and getting concerned within the BJD's affairs. The 2000-batch officer has been Naveen's personal secretary since 2011.

Naveen, who was once in Puri to attend a religious match at Govardhan Mutt, condemned the incident. "It is shocking (the vandalism) and that too from a national party," the executive minister advised newshounds.

Asserting that such lawlessness will not be tolerated, police commissioner Y B Khurania mentioned four of the protesters had been arrested. "Stringent action will be taken against the perpetrators," Khurania mentioned.

The BJP justified its protest by means of terming it democratic while the BJD, the Congress and the bureaucrats condemned the attack as barbaric. The Pandian couple may no longer be reached for comments.

Moments after the incident, BJP state vice-president Sameer Mohanty mentioned the celebration's youth wing staged a democratic protest because Pandian has been behaving just like the super chief minister. "The BJP will continue its protest against officers drawing salary from the public exchequer but working for a political party," Mohanty mentioned.

The BJP also submitted a memorandum to chief electoral officer Surendra Kumar looking for the removing of the Pandian couple, IPS officer D S Kuttey, posted as officer on particular duty within the CM's place of job, and Naveen's joint secretary Gopapandhu Das from duty for misusing their authentic place to favour the BJD within the drawing close Bijepur bypoll scheduled on February 24.

BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb condemned the attack and mentioned the BJP's action exposes the celebration's growing intolerance and the kind of politics it believes in.

"Political differences should be countered politically. But attacking an officer's house in such a manner is barbaric and unacceptable. The attack followed by memorandum to the chief electoral officer is a well-crafted conspiracy by the BJP to derail the bypoll process," Deb mentioned.


Congress veteran and leader of opposition Narasingha Mishra, the IAS Officers Association and the Odisha Administrative Officers Association also condemned the attack. BJD supporters took out a rally in Bhubaneswar in protest in opposition to the attack on Pandian's area.


Panda, who in the past has directed his ire at Pandian's alleged position in BJD's inner matters, decried the incident but also raised question in regards to the officer's habits.


"I disagree with barging into any1's home to protest. But Pandian arranged for some ppl to throw stones, bricks & eggs at me & protectd them (no arrests for 4 months until assembly qstn). Thr are serious allegations of corruption & patronage of crooks & goons, which he must answr!", Panda tweeted.



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