Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today condemned the murder of BJP leader Manguli Jena in Khordha and directed police to take stringent action against the culprits.
Taking to Twitter, Patnaik said there is no place for violence in democracy and he strongly condemned the incident. He also expressed grief and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
The CM urged the Election Commission to take the matter seriously and direct the police to take strong action so that such incidents don’t take place in future.
ଗଣତନ୍ତ୍ରରେ ହିଂସାର କୌଣସି ସ୍ଥାନ ନାହିଁ। ଖୋର୍ଦ୍ଧାରେ ହୋଇଥିବା ହିଂସାକୁ ମୁଁ ଦୃଢ ନିନ୍ଦା କରୁଛି। ଶୋକ ପ୍ରକାଶ କରିବା ସହିତ ତାଙ୍କ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 15, 2019