BJD urges BJP not to politicise Yes Bank issue

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Bhubaneswar: BJD has clarified that funds of Srimandir in Yes Bank are duly protected and urged the opposition not to politicise the matter.

BJD spokesperson Lenin Mohanty said the state assembly was adjourned after taking leader of the opposition, BJP and other parties into confidence. Mohanty appealed to the BJP legislators not to mislead the people on the Srimandir fund issue.

Mohanty urged the members cutting across party lines to remain united to counter the deadly coronavirus which has become pandemic.

The BJD spokesperson, in a press release on Saturday, said, the RBI has given assurance that the Srimandir funds are well protected and added that the issue was discussed in detail during the adjournment motion in the House.

He said a House panel has been formed comprising 12 members under the chairmanship of Speaker to present a memorandum to RBI governor on the issue.

Mohanty said as coronavirus has become pandemic, the state government has taken measures to tackle the disease. He said the government has declared it as a disaster and added that the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 200 crore in the first phase to tackle it. Mohanty made it clear that there will be no funds crunch for tackling the menace of the deadly disease.

He urged the BJP legislators to take it seriously as the Centre and the state have declared coronavirus as a disaster. They must take the intention of the state government in the right earnest, Mohanty added.

He further said the state unit of the BJP should observe how the BJP-ruled states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are taking measures to tackle the crisis.

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