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Woman BJD leader accuses party MLA of misbehaviour


Press Trust of India Bhubaneswar
A member of the Odisha Women's Commission and the ruling BJD on Monday accused a fellow party leader of "misbehaving" with her at his residence.
Tilottama Nayak, a BJD leader from Kalahandi district, levelled the allegation against the party's Jajpur MLA Pranab Prakash Das.
"Bobby Babu (the MLA's nickname) misbehaved with me following which I had an argument with him. Several other women were present. He also used abusive language while talking to them. If I am not safe from an MLA, how can I give security to other women," Nayak told reporters.
The alleged incident took place at the residence of Das in the city, when Nayak had gone to the law maker over a party-related matter.
The BJD and the MLA in question have not yet made any comment on the issue.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan sought a clarification from Patnaik.
"This is an unfortunate incident that a member of the state commission for women is harassed by a sitting MLA," Pradhan said.

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 12:10 AM IST

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