Bhubaneswar: BJP Mahila Morcha of Odisha unit today lodged complaint alleging molestation by three police personnel while they were trying to enter CM’s residence to seek clarification over minister Pradip Maharathy’s deregatory remarks.
The morcha lodged the FIR at Mahila police station, demanding strict action against the erring cops. The complainant alleged that three police officials deliberately molested the women activists of the party while they were gheraoing CM residence.
Yesterday, a scuffle ensured between Mahila Morcha members of BJP and police while the former prevented the protesters from entering CM’s residence.
The morcha members tried to barge into the CM’s residence as to demand clarification on Maharathy’s derogatory remark against women.
Hundreds of women activists led by Morcha president Pravati Parida tried to enter the CM’s residence. Woman leaders Lekhasri Samantsinghar, Surama Padhi, Upasana Mohapatra and others also took part in the agitation.
Notably, Mahila Morcha has been spearheading agitation against the Agriculture minister for last few days demanding his ouster from council of minister for giving irresponsible statement against women.
The Morcha supporters had earlier also staged an agitation in front of Maharathy’s residence in Bhubaneswar. They had faced off with police while attempting to barge into his residence. Later, they had lodged a complaint against him at Delang police station.
The minister landed in soup over a video purportedly showing him making derogatory remarks against women. The video which has since gone viral quoted the minister as saying that 30,000 women have 60,000 husbands.