Thursday, June 18, 2015
Protest against Parshuram statue in Balangir Thursday, 18 June 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Protest against Parshuram statue in Balangir
Thursday, 18 June 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The decision to install a statue of Parshuram Satpathy, a young journalist who was brutally murdered and whose killers were brought to book after 41 years, at Tikrapada Chowk here has sparked off a row, with locals of Tikrapada opposing it and demanding installation of a Gandhi statue instead.Notably, the Balangir Municipality had passed a resolution for the installation of the statue and Rajya Sabha BJD member AU Singh Deo had attended the Bhumi Puja along with BJD councillors recently.
“We oppose the decision to set up the statue of Parshuram Satpathy. Let his statue be installed in other area of Balangir. We have no objection. In 2006, on the occasion of Silver Jubliee of Gandhi Pathagar, we had in principle decided to name Tikrapada Chowk as Gandhi Chowk and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was to be installed here,” said Bhagabana Bagarty of Gandhi Pathagar in a Press conference on Tuesday evening.