Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 30:
There are 3,987 infiltrators in Odisha and all of them are from Bangladesh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed the Assembly today.
Responding to a written question by BJP MLA from Rourkela Dilip Kumar Ray, the Chief Minister said: “According to a survey, there are 3,987 infiltrators in Odisha and all of them are Bangladeshis”.
While stating that the state government has been in communication with the Centre for taking action against such infiltrators, Patnaik said that the highest number of 1,649 Bangladeshi infiltrators have been staying in coastal Kendrapara district followed by 1,112 in Jagatsinghpur district.
He said the other districts where such infiltrators have been identified are Malkangiri (655), Bhadrak (313), Balasore (150), Nabarangpur (106) and Baragarh (2) adding that only Indian citizens have been named in the voters list.