Bharatiya Janata Social gathering’s (BJP) nationwide vice-president Baijayant Jay Panda on Sunday landed himself in an argument on the web by allegedly evaluating the legislation and order state of affairs in Odisha with that of Pakistan.
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) got here down closely on Panda for his comment.
“Shameful how Maharashtra & Odisha police merely “choose up” & assault journalists & do custodial interrogation, with out following the fundamental means of legislation, like in Pakistan. That is actual fascism. Please communicate up for Ramesh Rath of @otvnews & @pradip103 of @republic,” tweeted Panda.
#FreedomOfSpeechShameful how Maharashtra & Odisha police merely “choose up” & assault journalists & do custodial interrogation, with out following the fundamental means of legislation, like in Pakistan. That is actual fascism. Please communicate up for Ramesh Rath of @otvnews & @pradip103 of @republic
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) October 17, 2020
Panda’s tweet got here after senior journalist Ramesh Rath of Odisha Tv Restricted (OTV) was picked up by the police right here on Thursday in reference to a viral pretend intercourse video of a feminine BJD MP.
The main vernacular information channel is run by Jagi Mangat Panda, spouse of Jay Panda.
The tweet has triggered an argument on the web with the ruling BJD leaders mounting a scathing assault claiming that Panda has equated Odisha with Pakistan.
BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty, who had defeated Panda in 2019 Common elections, slammed the BJP chief for his ‘illogical’ comparability.
“Let me remind you @PandaJay that earlier than your defeat in 2019, you had been part of this soil which you’re evaluating with #Pakistan now. Mr.BP, Is #Kendrapara in #Pakistan ? If Sure then Stop #Odisha proper now & perpetually,” tweeted Mohanty.
BJD’s Rajya Sabha member Sasmit Patra stated that is an insult to each Odia and to the Odia tradition as nicely.
“Fairly unlucky that Jay Panda @PandaJay feels Odisha has turn into Pakistan, the identical state that despatched him to each homes of the Parliament. The identical folks of Kendrapara who ensured it. The identical Tulasi Khetra. That is an insult to each Odia and to the Odia tradition as nicely,” tweeted Patra.
BJD MLA and get together organisation secretary Pranab Prakash Das tweeted, “Nothing extra shameful than evaluating your individual state with Pakistan. Colossal disrespect for the Odia tradition and the folks of Odisha. Hope higher sense prevails and this of insult for the folks of Kendrapara, your entire state stops right here!”
Following the controversy, the workplace of Jay Panda clarified that the ruling BJD is making an attempt to push false propaganda.
“Jay Panda has not in contrast Odisha with Pakistan, slightly he stated that each Maharashtra and Odisha police are behaving just like the police in Pakistan. BJD is making an attempt to twist the which means,” tweeted the workplace of Jay Panda.