The gang of hooligans who have occupied the Samaja on the basis of a forged will of Pt. Gopabandhu Das have been trying to ingratiate themselves with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in order to earn official support to continue their illicit control over the State’s premier newspaper.
They have demolished Gopabandhu’s statue in Gopabandhu Bhawan to make space for the CM to inaugurate a new one in its place in order to project themselves as genuine owners of the Samaja.
Save the Samaja Forum has alerted the CM to the impropriety he would be committing by entertaining the illegal occupiers of the Samaja. The CM’s Secretary Mr. Pandian has received the Notice from SSF. Here is the text of the Notice, submitted digitally as well as in writing.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister, Odisha
Sub- A request generated under Article-54 of the Constitution of India.
It is being circulated in Cuttack that you have given your kind consent to unveil a statue of Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das in Gopabandhu Bhawan (The Samaja) premises on July 08, 2013.
Being dutiful citizens, we deem it proper to tell you that your participation in the said function would contribute to the credibility of an illegal body which is organizing the function.
To elaborate, the Samaja founded by Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das has been grabbed by Servants of the People Society through a forged WILL of Gopabandhu Das. The evidence of forgery having come to public attention, a combine of journalists namely “Save the Samaja Forum” has attracted attention of the apex authority on publication of newspapers in India, i.e. the Registrar of Newspapers for India and the RNI in its turn has asked the ADM of Cuttack to enquire into the matter.
The Servants of the People Society is yet to prove that Gopabandhu’s WILL by virtue of which they have occupied Samaja is not a forged WILL.
When the very locus standai of the Servants of the People Society as owner of the Samaja is so severely challenged it would be absolutely wrong on part of the Chief Minister to join the same fraudulent group in inauguration of a statue of Utkalmani which itself is an affront to sacred memories of Utkalmani.
You shall be shocked to know, Sir, that the illegal occupiers of Samaja have demolished a heritage statue of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu as the same was inaugurated by Dr. Radhanath Rath and the chief of the gang that has illegally occupied Samaja namely Manubhai Patel wants every mark of Dr. Rath wiped out as Dr. Rath had exposed his moral turpitude and act of misappropriation of Samaja Fund. Therefore, Patel wants a new statue of Utkalmani to replace the old statue carrying Rath’s name on the plate comprising the base of the said statue.
By inaugurating this statue you shall be contributing to the heinous mischief of Manubhai Patel and his gang which would be a shame to the people of Odisha.
On the other hand an inquiry committee headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat has in its report given enough instances of embezzlement of hundreds of crores of rupees from the Samaja Fund by members of the same gang that has invited you to inaugurate the statue. The gang comprises Manubhai Patel, Bheem sen Yadav, Deepak Malviya, Niranjan Rath etc.
In Delhi as well as Cuttack police has registered FIRs from the Sr. Life Member of SoPS Sri K.C. Tripathi who had filed the same in his capacity as Officiating President of SoPS. To escape prosecution Patel and his gang have captured the SoPS and the Samaja through mischief of a fake election which is challenged in the Civil Court.
The District Judge, Cuttack in F.A.O. No. 113/2012 has restrained Patel and his gang to take any policy decision and banned from making any expenditure other than the amount necessary for day to day running of the Samaja including employees’ salary. The Hon’ble High Court of Orissa hearing the challenge petition of the Patel gang in W.P.(C). No. 7650/2013 has also confirmed the order of the learned District Judge, Cuttack.
Replacement of the old statue which was in perfect condition and was a heritage statue of Utkalmani by a new statue as well as the expenditure incurred in such replacement is blatantly illegal and contemptuous to the order of the District Judge, Cuttack.
Your participation in this mischief would be viewed as a very serious breach of law as well as orders of the competent court. It would be very embarrassing to the people of Odisha.
We therefore thought it prudent to place the above facts before you for your kind decision.
Even as we accept that participating in a function is your prerogative as the Chief Minister it was to our conscience that we should say that participation of the Chief Minister in an act of public mischief is neither desirable nor proper.
Subhash Chandra Pattanayak,
(Joint conveners of Save the Samaja Forum)