Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Mar 7:
The Congress in Odisha today threatened to take to the streets if the person alleged to have made derogatory remarks with regard to India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the visitors’ book of Netaji Seva Sadan is not arrested within 48 hours.
A Congress corporator of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Arun Sethi today lodged an FIR at the Dargha Bazar police station alleging derogatory remarks made by one Pramod Ranjan Dey on former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the visitors’ book of Netaji Seva Sadan.
“This has belittled former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru’s reputation. Nehru was not only a freedom fighter but had also played a prominent role in building the country. Such remarks on him equals to sedition. The Congress will take to the streets if he is not arrested within 48 hours,” Sethi alleged in the FIR.
Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora has confirmed registration of a case in this regard.
“We have already registered a case and have begun investigations in the matter,” said Arora.
Notably, the alleged derogatory remarks against Panditji came to notice while former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh was on a visit to Netaji Seva Sadan on Sunday.