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BJP agitation over missing Ratna Bhandar keys from Monday

Press Trust of India  |  Puri (Odisha) 

The opposition BJP today hit out at over the missing keys of the Shree Temple's Ratna Bhandar here and announced a plan to launch an agitation on the issue from Monday.

As part of the stir, party activists would demonstrate in all district headquarters and sub-divisional towns on June 11, said.

Slamming for remaining silent on the issue which has triggered state-wide outcry, Panda said the judicial inquiry ordered into the matter was aimed at diverting the people's attention.

The has constituted a judicial commission headed by retired High Court Ragubir Dash to probe the circumstances under which the keys of the inner chamber of the Ratna Bhandar went missing.

BJP workers would stage demonstration at all the police stations in the state and regarding the missing keys of the inner chamber of the Ratna Bhandar for a week from June 12, Panda told reporters here.

'Diyas' would also be offered in all temples in different parts of the state during the period, he said after a team of senior BJP leaders visited the Temple here.

A controversy erupted earlier this month when Puri District Collector observed in a temple management committee meeting that there was no information confirming the availability of the keys.

On April 4, the Shree Administration had made an attempt to open the inner chamber of the treasury for inspection. But they could not open the room for non-availability of the keys and had to return after peeping into the chamber through a broken window.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 19:40 IST