Posters of Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi missing fuel speculation; BJP Lodges FIR

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Balasore: In an interesting twist of event, posters pasted at different places in Balasore town about Union Minister Pratap Sarangi missing have fuelled speculation.

These posters were seen pasted at a number of places at Fandi chhak, Kacheri hata and Collectorate and these are circulated on behalf of the people of Balasore. The posters urged the people to find out their MP Pratap Sarangi as he is missing since long.

Some posters with his picture read: “Help! Our MP is missing. Please help us find him.”

When contacted, Sarangi said although he is not physically present in Balasore, he and his team are busy receiving the migrant workers back home. He said he is constantly in touch with the district administration on the issue and added that such writings have not distressed him nor is he worried about the matter.

Sarangi said he would not prefer to say more on the matter.

Meanwhile, Samar Shankar Kanungo of BJP youth wing has lodged a complaint on the matter at Sahadebkhunta police station.

Kanungo, in his complaint, has alleged that the circulation of posters on Minister Sarangi is an act to tarnish his image by vested interest groups. Those who have circulated the posters on social media has harboured ill will against the Union Minister, he added.

Balasore MP’s representative and the district BJP chief and some other members were present when the complaint was lodged at Sahadebkhunta police station.

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