Cuttack: Demand for resignation of newly appointed Advocate General (AG) of Odisha gained momentum as a large number of investors in tainted chit-fund companies led by opposition Congress and BJP staged dharna in front of his residence here on Saturday.
Demanding the resignation of AG Surya Prasad Mishra for "wrongly" advising the Speaker for not holding any demand discussions in the Assembly on ponzy scam as the same is sub-judice, the leaders said the AG has exceeded his brief.
The Advocate General was not available for comment.
The leaders also asserted that the AG has flouted the Bar Council's code of conduct by giving his views on the scam when he himself had appeared in the court arguing in favour of granting bail to an arrested chit fund company CMD.
Addressing the protest meeting, the Congress and BJP leaders further commented the AG should have stayed away from giving his views.
The parties threatened to hold state-wide agitation on the issue prompting stepping up of security deployment around his residence.