Jharsuguda : On 16th Nov. Members of jharsuguda bjp unit had staged protest in front of collectorate office. Members were protesting against the illegal collection of fund by the Congress and bjd led NGOs.
The state executive member of bjp Dinesh Kumar Jain have submitted an memorandum addressed to Dist. Collector along with jharsuguda S.p.
Dinesh Kumar Jain have alleged that congress and the bjd have registered two associations in the respective names of gram anchal commercial truck owners association and anchalik heavy vehicles Association. Firstly Congress Led Association was registered and they started making collection of money from all the trucks coming to various plants of jharsuguda block area. Following them,the bjd led association was registered and they also started making collection. The trucks drivers are forced to pay money under rears and such collection is being made in the guise of permission from District Adminstration. Police Administration also remained quite despite complaints due to political affiliation of the said Associations. Nearly ten thousand trucks operate in jharsuguda block area everyday. They are collecting rs.30 per truck from local trucks and rs. 100 per truck from outside trucks since more than a year. They have by now collected huge amount of money, in several lacs, in the name of their Associations in illegal manner, which amount to penal offence. Such collection is being made within the knowledge of District & Police Adminstration and their inaction to stop illegal collection has left a message in the society that they are indirectly a party to such collection. When youths of this area make petty collection from truck drivers for Ganesh puja & Durga puja etc. they are arrested and prosecuted for offence of robbery & Dacoity but the same standard has not been applied in the case of these Association.
Owing to this , Jharsuguda Bjp unit have demanded to Immediately stoppage of illegal collection of money from the truck drivers outside various plants.
Secondly all persons engaged in such collection and their patrons including their political bosses be nabbed and prosecuted for offence of Robbery & Dacoity.
Thirdly, All collections made by them so far be seized and confiscated to the state. An account should be made to discover the actual collection made so far from the date of registration of their respective NGOs.
Fourth, the registration of their Associations shoudle be immediately cancelled.
Bjp unit has threatened to force to restort to agitational methods in public interest If the demands are not met.
ADM, Ravindranath mishra told that “everyone knows who are doing this . Association who have been registered under the societies act , it doesn’t means that association have rights to collect illegal money from the people. No Adminstration support this type of activities and hence would look in to this matter”
In this protest , state executive member Dinesh Jain , Radha rani panda , Naresh Nayak , Murari lal Tulshyan , deep am Patel , raju Srinivas , vishal bondia , ankit Agarwal along with many others were present .