BJP State vice president Brugu Baxipatra informed this at a Press meet held at party’s Stat head office here today.
“The law and order situation has deteriorated in the last 23 years even though the Chief Minister holds the Home Department. Crimes such as dacoity, rape, murder and violence against women are on the rise. NCRB report says Odisha stands fifth in the crime graph. The Chief Minister has failed to protect people of the State,” said Baxipatra.
Baxipatra said even though a Cabinet Minister was gunned down by an officer of the Chief Minister’s Department, still the Cabinet didn’t mourn the incident. In the last 15 days, the Crime Branch investigating Minister Naba Das killing has told 15 different stories.
“From all these, it is certain that people of Odisha are not safe now. The Naveen Patnaik Government has no right to continue in office,” said Baxipatra.
He said the BJP would stage hartal and protests in Bhuaneswar on February 14. The next day, all district Collector offices will be gheraoed. On February 16, a massive dharna would be staged in front of the Governor’s House and a memorandum would be sent to the President through the Governor.