Posters of 'Missing' MP pasted in walls of Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (PTI) Residents of Odisha's state capital on Thursday morning found posters on walls declaring that the Bhubaneswar BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi was 'missing'.

The 'missing' poster raised questions on Sarangi's alleged silence over the controversial draft bylaws notification of National Monuments Authority (NMA) which prohibits any activities within 100 metre radius of Shree Lingaraj Temple and Shree Bramheswar Temple in Old Town area.

Police was clueless about the persons who actually pasted such posters on walls of the state capital.

The MP is attending the on-going Budget session of parliament in New Delhi.

Sarangi hit back at such a 'missing' poster campaign by her political rivals by saying: 'Glad that Bhubaneswar is missing me. I am in Delhi due to the ongoing Parliament session. I will return on February 15 and take necessary steps regarding the draft notification on heritage bylaws for Lingaraj Temple.' Meanwhile, the police arrested two close aides of Sarangi on charge of beating up a man. They allegedly beat up a man named Shubham Hira, who ekes out a living by pasting posters on shops and walls.

Hira in his complaint told the police that he was not aware about the 'Missing' posters and has no link with pasting them on walls.

The posters carried a smiling face of the parliamentarian and also contained writings like why the MP remained silent over the controversial heritage bylaws framed for two major temples in Ekamra Kshetra.

Senior BJD leader and Odisha Minister Ashok Chandra Panda in a twitter post on Wednesday had said: 'The silence of Bhubaneswar MP on the move to stall Ekamra Kshetra project exposes her sheer commitment to Bhubaneswar Development.

People of Bhubaneswar will not forgive those hindering the Ekamra Kshetra project. Har Har Mahadev.' PTI AAM RG RG