Bhubaneswar: Alleging state police’s inaction in the Archana Nag blackmailing case and the killing of a BJD Zilla Parishad member, the opposition BJP has threatened to gherao Naveen Nivas, the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
BJP state general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan on Monday said that the chief minister’s residence will be gheraoed on October 31 if the Odisha police failed to take action in 48 hours.
He made the announcement on Sunday after the BJP activists ended their 24-hour ‘Satyagraha’ near the city police headquarters here in support of the two demands.
“We are giving 48 hours to the DGP, Odisha, and the commissioner of police. BJP will gherao the CM’s residence and agitate across the state if proper action is not taken by the police,” Harichandan told reporters here.
“The police is working in the interest of the ruling party due to the intervention by the chief minister, who is also in charge of the home department,” Harichandan said.
Police claimed that Archana Nag befriended and provided feminine company to rich and influential persons, like politicians, businessmen and film producers and took pictures of their intimate moments. She later blackmailed and extorted money from them.