Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today withdrew the sealing order for the office of Bhubaneswar MP and BJP National Spokesperson Aparajita Sarangi with immediate effect.
On October 10, the BMC had sealed the MP’s office after a video that showed the Parliamentarian celebrating her birthday violating COVID-19 guidelines went viral.
Though the sealing was meant to be enforced for 15 days, in its fresh order, the BMC said, “in pursuance of decision taken by the BMC to open all closed down shops, commercial establishments and institutions in view of the ensuing Puja celebration, the sealing order for the MP’s office at Palaspalli under Airfield police limits is hereby withdrawn with immediate effect.”
The BMC also asked the office head to make the premise available for sanitization immediately upon de-sealing. The office head has also been directed to ensure adherence to all COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing, mask-wearing and frequent hand washing by all concerned.