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Maoists urge people to boycott polls, call a bandh in 4 districts on Apr 10


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kalampur (Rayagada), Apr 1:

Urging people to stay away from the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, the Maoists have called for a bandh in four south Odisha districts where polling would be held on April 10.Maoist

In an audio tape released to the media, Maoist leader Umakant of Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagabali Division has urged the people of Rayagada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Gajapati districts not to allow the political parties including the Congress, BJP, BJD and Aam Admi Party as the leaders of these parties are trying to woo the people for power.

“The BJD government during its 15-year rule in Odisha has been exploiting the poor and innocent tribals while it has handed over the land, forest, mines, minerals and water to the companies”, he said, adding the policy of the ruling party would not be tolerated and the people should try their best to unseat the party from power this time.

The Maoist leader has also informed that to protest the elections, the Maoist outfits have called for bandh on April 10 in the four aforesaid districts.

Reports from Rayagada said the president of the Odisha Maobadi Party Sabyasachi Panda in an audio release has also given a bandh call in these four districts.