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Sex Scandal by Orissa BJP Minister ? :: Shouldn't Mr Manmohan Samal (BJP) deserve his case to be heard by SHRC
NewsPosted By: hindtodaynews on:12/1/2008 11:18:33 PM

  Dear readers:

'Manmohan' - the name itself is the defense & unlike Maheswar Mohanty, Manmohan Samal should say that - What is his fault if he acted according to his parents given name..

If  Sanghamitra Singh slipped over a soap in the Guest house and committed 'Ek hi Bhool' - Why Manmohan need to be blamed ?

The Saviour Naveen is still there to hush up the issue by referring  to State Human Rights Commission; Minister must get another ticket from BJP because he is a victim of human rights abuse.

-Manoj Padhi


Posted on December 1, 2008 by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Orissa Assembly vexed over sex scandal has sacrificed its scheduled business even of today in the altar of parliamentary probity even as Revenue Minister Manmohan Samal has asserted that he has done nothing wrong to earn queer headlines.

He has confessed in the Assembly that he had spent time with a lady namely Sanghamitra Singh in the official guest house of Orissa Government at New Delhi during the period from November 4 to 7, 2008; but that was cultural in nature, not immoral.

The Minister in his statement under direction from the Speaker has informed that the lady organizes a cultural event in his constituency known as Salandi Mahotsava. He had arranged her stay in the official guest-house at New Delhi to help her contact guests for the event and synchronized it with his own visit to the national capital in order to facilitate better coordination. His togetherness with her had no immorality and putting any insinuation in circulation would be wrong, the minister has maintained.

But the Opposition is not willing to take it so lightly. It wants the Minister to quit to save the state from further embarrassment and demands a statement from the Chief Minister over the issue so that the Government as a whole could be tested on the matrix of probity.

The CM is yet to react. Stalemate continues.


Assembly aproar over sex scandal

Statesman News Service
BHUBANESWAR, Dec. 1: Stepping up the heat on revenue minister Mr Manmohan Samal (BJP), the Opposition stalled proceedings in the Assembly today demanding resignation of the minister on the basis of media reports over his alleged sexual escapades.
No legislative work could be accomplished as agitated Congress members stormed the Well of the assembly waiving newspapers and shouting slogans. Speaker Mr Kishore Mohanty was forced to adjourn the House repeatedly and then convene a meeting of leaders of all political parties to resolve the deadlock.
Congress leaders said they had placed three points at the all party meeting ~ the ministers should resign, the CM should make a statement in the Assembly and a House committee should probe into the allegations against Mr Samal. 
Reliable sources said the ruling BJD-BJP coalition sought time to respond to the Opposition demand since CM Mr Naveen Patnaik was in New Delhi.
Later when the assembly met for the post-lunch session, Congress MLA Mr Umesh Swain moved a notice of breach of privilege against Mr Samal and was supported by his party colleagues. Amidst noisy scenes the house was adjourned yet again and finally for the day.
It may be noted here that since day one ~ 26th November ~ of the current session, the allegations against Mr Samal has been raised by the Opposition members. The Opposition has repeatedly stalled the House demanding a statement from the CM.
Mr Samal who made a statement on the issue denied the charges but did say that he was in New Delhi and had extended hospitality to a lady of his constituency who had sought help to make certain arrangements.
The entire incident relates to a newspaper report which, without naming Mr Samal, had said that a minister was put to much embarrassment at New Delhi recently when some Congress activists had confronted him on the presence of a lady in his room.
Significantly, the issue has gathered momentum in political circles here with the BJD leadership finding itself in a fix as it relates to a BJP minister. Till date CM Mr Naveen Patnaik has, over the last eight years, restrained himself from taking any action against any member of his coalition partner. Mr Patnaik has sacked several BJD Ministers but has not acted upon allegations against any BJP member of his cabinet.
The general impression is that the CM's hands are tied in this regard and the maximum that he can do is to inform and seek clearance of the BJP central leadership before taking any action.

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