‘BJP’s allegations of abduction against Odisha minister false’

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP leader Prithviraj Harichandan alleged that Labour Minister Susanta Singh was involved in the kidnapping of nine Zilla Parishad members of Bargarh district, the concerned ZP members today said the charges are false.

Speaking to mediapersons during a presser here, the nine women ZP members said they are on a visit to Bhubaneswar at their own will and no one has abducted them. The BJP’s allegations against the Minister are completely false. Also, the ZP members clarified that they quit the saffron party and joined ruling BJD in March.

Husbands of Bheden Zone-2 Zilla Parishad member Sushma Bhuei and Atabira Zone-1 Zilla Parishad member Parvati Bhoi had lodged written complaints with Bargarh SP alleging that the ZP members were kept at an unknown place with a promise to take them to Sohela. The complainants further said the ZP members were not allowed to contact their families.

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