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BJP activists ransack Jagatsinghpur DRDA office

Jagatsinghpur: Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today ransacked the office of the Jagatsinghpur District Rural Development Agency (DRDA). The saffron party is observing a State-wide dawn-to-dusk hartal today demanding immediate resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accusing him of solely responsible for the suicide of the minor tribal rape survivor in Kunduli in Koraput district.

The activists entered the DRDA building and headed straight towards the chambers of various officers and started throwing down chairs, name plates and they also broke window panes, sources said.

Meanwhile, adequate police personnel were deployed around the DRDA office to avert any further untoward incident.

Schools and colleges were remained closed today in view of hartal and bandh called by opposition BJP and Congress, respectively.

The two major opposition parties-BJP and Congress- are observing separate 12-hour-bandh today reiterating their demand of resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his alleged failure in ensuing justice to the tribal minor girl who was allegedly gangraped by four men wearing battle fatigues on October 10 last year and forcing her to commit suicide on Monday.

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