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Congress Goes on Strike For 6 Hours In The State

In Cuttack, some strike supporters seen offering chocolates to people seeking their support. However, markets and big shops remained closed for fear of violence.

Congress goes on strike for 6 hours in the state

The opposition Congress on Friday went on a six-hour strike in Odisha demanding the sacking and arrest of Minister of State for Home DS Mishra. Minister of State for Home DS Mishra is in the public eye for his alleged closeness with the main accused in the kidnapping and murder of Kalahandi’s teacher. Police said the strike began at 6 am amid tight security. All non-BJD parties supported this strike.

Congress committee called for a six-hour bandh across the state

Opposition parties Congress and BJP are demanding the dismissal of Minister of State for Home DS Mishra. The body of a 24-year-old female teacher exhumed from the school premises in Kalahandi on October 19. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee had called for a six-hour bandh across the state. , The Orissa High Court on Thursday ruled that only a strike can held and not a general strike.

Congress workers seen staging dharna at many places. No one stopped vehicles from plying or forcibly shutting down shops and commercial establishments as security personnel stationed at prominent places. Several party workers seen requesting people to go on strike for the safety of women in the state.

Chocolate offer to ask for support

In Cuttack, some strike supporters seen offering chocolates to people seeking their support. However, markets and big shops remained closed for fear of violence. Small shops remained open across the state and some vehicles operated. Buses were seen running in Bhubaneswar, but there fewer passengers in the buses. Due to bad weather, many people chose to stay in their homes. Normal attendance observed in government and private offices as there were no road jams or rail rokos anywhere.

Senior Congress leader Suresh Router said

Senior Congress leader and MLA Suresh Router said. We are going on strike peacefully as per the direction of the High Court. People stayed in their homes. He said that the people of Odisha, especially women, have now realized that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is protecting the Minister of State for Home. A senior police officer said Paradip Port, Nalco, and other industries in the state continued to function normally as the protesters did not block the road.

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