Jagatsinghpur, October 27 (Odisha.in) The much hyped rally to gather support for South Korea steel major Posco turned into a flop show with the participation of less number of people in the district of Jagatsinghpur.
Supporters of Posco organized the rally at Gadakujanga village where local residents are opposing the mega steel project by the company.
The rally started from Gobindpur village under Dhinikia panchyat and reached at Gadakujnag after covering Nuagaon, Noliashai and other villages of Posco areas.
Organizers had expected that the rally would be attended by more than 3000 to 4000 people but for their disappointment the numbers of people attended were only 500 to 700.
The leaders who attended the rally include BJD leader Anadi Rout, congress leader Dhirendra Pallei, sarpanch of Gadakujnag panchyat Nakula Shaoo , panchyat samiti member of Nugaon Saumandra Nayak.
However the absence of local legislature Dr. Damodar Rout made every body surprise.
Rout has confessed that he did not attend this rally because he had no such programme. However he said local people are organising a massive public meeting on 30th October at Balithutha and he will attend that.