Collector of Kendrapada deputed the Sub-Collector to receive on his behalf the Memorandum for which the District coordinator of Bhasha Andolan Ranjan Kumar Das had notified him earlier.
The Memorandum is meant to remind the Chief Minister of the ultimatum served on him by the Presidium of Bhasha Andolan, Orissa on 9.11.2018 demanding repeal of Section 4-A from the Orissa Official Language Act,1954, which he has wrongfully inserted by misleading the Assembly with false statement on Cabinet decision in the matter. When this wrongful insertion made through two successive amendments this year mischievously cripples the Act, the government has tried to weaken the Bhasha Andolan by taming two key persons that were associated with the movement from its beginning. One of these two persons Pabitra Maharatha is exposed to have misappropriated the funds of the movement and the other one Pradyumna Satpathy has tried to conceal the crime. These two fellows, in order to escape police action have tried to gain political protection by coming into a secret pact with the Government and have made an unauthorized declaration on July 16 that the Black Flag Campaign has stopped on the basis of fulfillment of the demand in espousing which the campaign had started on April 13, 2016. Their misconduct exposed, their claim rejected, the Black Flag Campaign is going on sans any interruption. Activists of Bhasha Andolan from various districts have started submitting Memorandums to their respective Collectors in support of the ultimatum served on the CM.
Kendrapada’s memorandum was reported in bhashaandolan.com.
We present here a video report received from Kendrapada.