Kendrapada, Orissa, Feb 27 (UNI) A dawn to dusk bandh paralysed life in the small town of Pattamundai in protest against the proposed decision of the delimitation commission to abolish Pattamundai Assembly constituency.
As per the draft proposal notified by the Delimitation Commission, the Pattamundai Assembly constituency has been merged with the adjoining Assembly segments of Rajnagar, Kendrapara and Aul segments.
The bandh called by the leaders of all political parties as well as intellectuals and students, under the banner of Pattamundai Nirbachanmandali Surkhya Samiti, '' evoked a good response as all the business establishments, government offices and educational institutions were closed and vehicles were off the road.
About 500 supporters of the BJD, BJP, CPI (M), CPI, Congress, OGP and other parties took out a rally in the town and organised a protest meeting condemning the decision of the Delimitation Commission to abolish the Pattamundai Assembly segment.
The political party leaders alleged that the district administration had furnished the report without inviting any objection from the locals and the Delimitation Commission had accepted the report.
As per the proposed decision of the Delimitation Commission, ten Gram Panchayats of the Pattamundai Assembly segment would be merged with Aul Assembly constituency and another portion of the segment would be merged with Kendrapara Assembly constituency. A major portion of Pattamundai segment, under the NAC, would be merged with Rajnagar Assembly segment.
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