Jay Panda busy covering up as his friend abuses Odisha’s pride

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Bhubaneswar: Expelled BJD Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda along with two friends— Abhijit Iyer Mitra and Aarti Tikoo Singh— recently took a joy ride on his chopper, where Iyer was seen making vulgar and derogatory remarks on the world-famous Sun Temple in Konark.

details of the flight passengersIn a video which went viral on the social media, Iyar was seen making insensitive and derogatory remarks on the world-famous monument. “This is not a temple, it is a humple,” he said making mockery of belief of lakhs of Odia people.

vulgar remarks“All the statues on the walls here are of women, men and animals. Is this a sacred place. Not at all. This is a conspiracy against the Hindus by Muslims,” Iyer went to say in the video.

Terming the statues on the walls of Konark temple as vulgar, he said these types of statues will not find place in the new Ram temple.

In a Twitter post on September 16, Iyer wrote, “my special message to you from the Konark temple expressing my utter disgust at this monumental conspiracy against the Hindu Civilisation”.

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Meanwhile, the ruling BJD party members have demanded the arrest of Abhijit Iyer Mitra, alleging that the remarks were distasteful and it hurt sentiments of the people of Odisha.iyar

Reportedly, Iyer was making comments on the temple, while Panda was flying the chopper.

Iyer had on September 15 posted a video on Twitter which featured the helicopter circumambulating the Puri Srimandir.

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Similarly, in another tweet Iyer posted a bird’s eye view of the Konark Sun Temple.

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Both the videos corroborate with the date on which Jay Panda Panda had flown his helicopter over Rajhans-Puri-Konark. However, both the places are restricted zones.

On the other hand a tweet by Panda reads, “I flew from 8.45 AM over Rajhans-Puri-Konark & landed at Kendrapada at 10.28 AM, & I flew from Kendrapada at 12.50 PM, landing at Bhubaneswar 1.30 pm.”

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Puri police on Monday had sealed the helicopter at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here including the hanger belonging to IMFA which houses the helicopter (VT-BDP). The chopper was sealed following allegations of its landing and flying low over the Chilika bird sanctuary area by Panda.

Meanwhile, Panda in a series of tweets is trying to cover up the controversial issue. The landing of the chopper in the eco-sensitive zone of Rajhansh is prohibited and Panda after allegedly committing the crime have pointed finger on the ‘third floor’. The former MP is trying hard to prove innocence as he knows very well that all places are not trackable by the Air Traffic Control (ATC).

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On the other hand, making irresponsible and sarcastic remarks is not a new thing for Panda’s friend Iyer. Earlier, Iyer faced severe criticism for comparing farmers with parasites in his Twitter bio. A Twitter user named Suraj Upadhyay had lashed out at Iyer when the latter spoke on dignity of labourers.

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