Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (LocalWire) The Odisha Assembly on Saturday passed a motion to “forgive” journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra for his alleged derogatory remark on Konark Temple and legislators.
In a statement, the House Committee said: “The Committee recommends that the August House may be magnanimous to consider and accept the apology begged by Shri Abhijit Iyer Mitra for his statement made by him before the media against the Hon’ble Members of the August House and drop the matter.”
“The Committee will further like to recommend to the House to direct the State Government to provide materials to Shri Abhijit Iyer Mitra to educate him about the art, culture, history and the people of Odisha,” it added.
On Oct 23, Mitra was arrested for posting a video on Twitter where he allegedly criticized Odisha, its people, Lord Jagannath, Konark temple and state lawmakers.
However, he had issued an apology regarding the same.
“Some of the nastier things I said about CM, the office, the Assembly, I was under immense stress and I would like to apologise for that unreservedly,” Mitra had said.