Rourkela: A ruling BJD Councillor of
Rourkela Municipality has resigned from the party to protest
the ongoing encroachment eviction drive in Uditnagar area.
The administration with the help of police force
removed several structures, petty business houses and
residents of the busy Uditnagar area.
Nirakara Lenka, a councillor of Ward No 17 had been
protesting the eviction demanding proper rehabilitation before
enforcing eviction of the poor people.
"Hundreds of people with their family members have
become homeless and jobless," Lenka said alleging that the
party and the administration should have taken initiative to
rehabilitate the poor people.
Lenka sent his resignation letter to BJD`s district
unit president Ananda Mohanty on Tuesday.
Earlier, Lenka was removed from the ward president
post of the party which looked after the development of Ward
No 14 to 22. In his place the party entrusted Prasanna
Senapati, for which Lenka was unhappy.