Sunday, March 15, 2009

Maoist warning: Death punishment for Orissa leaders if engaged in election campaign

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Report by Deba Prsad Dash; Malkangiri: The leaders of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP),Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Congress will be given death penalty if they campaign for the party in the ensuing assembly constituencies in the two constituencies of the district, warned CPI (Maoist).
In hundreds of posters and pamphlets displayed at Chitapari-III and near Balimela BSNL Telephone Exchange under Orkel police limits on Saturday late night,the Maoist outfit has asked the people to boycott the election.The ‘Sarpanch’who supports the political leaders and parties will even not spared, the poster reads.The vehicles to be engaged in the election duty will be burnt,the organization said.
They have also warned the leaders not to go for campaign in the cut-off region of Chitrakonda Reservoir.According to two eyewitness of Chitapari-III village just some 2 km from Balimela Police limits,about a dozen of armed Maoist cadres arrived the village at about 10 pm in the night and pasted the posters and leaflets at several places.Later,the Maoists asked the villagers to boycott the ensuing assembly and parliamentary election. Peoples residing at several places under the Chitrakonda and Malkangiri assembly constituencies have become frightened after the incident and many prefers not to cast their their votes and boycott the political leaders in view of the Maoist threat.
In fact,an atmosphere of fear has prevailed in the interior pockets of the district after the Maoist warning and even the villagers of many tribal pockets are most likely to stay indoor on the election day.The leaders of various political parties seems much panic following the threat and it is likely to affect the campaign process.
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