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Naveen to write to Centre again for permanent HC bench in W Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Stepping up its struggle for a permanent high court bench in western Odisha, the Central Action Committee, a body of advocates of west Odisha spearheading the agitation for establishment of the high court bench, today met chief minister Naveen Patnaik demanding establishment of the same in western Odisha.

A 15-member delegation which includes Sambalpur MLA Raseswari Panigrahi and Rairakhol MLA Rohit Pujari presented the long standing demand after discussing the matter with the chief minister.

The CM also promised to take required measures, the committee members said.

“The CM assured us that he would write another strong letter to the Centre. But, we demanded that a delegation of Odisha government should directly talk to the ministry of Law in Delhi in this regard,” convener of the Committee Ashok Das told reporters after the meeting.

Committee members said the MPs from Odisha should raise the matter in Parliament to get bill passed on the matter.

Recently, Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya had questioned about the demand for the permanent bench of the High Court in western Odisha in the Upper House, the Union minister of State for Law PP Choudhury had answered that the State had presented the demands in a wrong format.

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