Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Jajpur MLA Pranab Prakash Das aka Bobby was accused of berating a member of the State Commission for Women (SCW) at his residence here.
According to sources, the victim SCW member Tilottama Nayak had visited Das’s house after reportedly being learnt that the latter is distributing party tickets for the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
When the Nayak arrived at the MLA’s residence, many woman ticket aspirants were also present. And the MLA was seen scolding them.
Reports said that when the SCW member opposed it the MLA didn’t even spare her and scolded her in front of the women.
Unable to digest the rude behavior of an MLA to women, Nayak visited Naveen Niwas to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to register a complaint against the BJD heavyweight.
Earlier many senior party leaders like former Minister Damodar Rour alleged that Das is playing a leading role in the party structure and on his advice the BJD leadership is acting.
Such an allegation against a sitting ruling party MLA by a member of women panel has caused major embarrassment for BJD and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ahead of the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections due by May.