Mrunal Manmay Dash

Former Congress MLA, Arjun Charan Das was killed in a road accident that occurred on Kharasrota bridge near Baruhan under Jajpur Sadar police limits on Saturday.

As per reports, Das was riding a bike when a sand-laden truck hit him. A seriously injured Das was immediately rushed to the Jajpur hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.

Das, who represented Binjharpur Assembly Constituency in Jajpur from 1995 to 2000, was the son of former MP Anadi Das who represented the Jajpur Parliamentary Constituency.

Anadi Das was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Jajpur constituency in 1971, 1980 and 1984 as a member of the Indian National Congress and in 1989 and 1991 as a member of the Janata Dal but rejoined the Indian National Congress in controversial circumstances which helped save Narasimha Rao Government in the no-confidence-vote on July 28, 1993.

Arjun Das had recently joined the newly formed Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) led by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad. Several other leaders from the State including former Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang, his son Shishir Gamang and others also joined the newly-formed national party.

(Reported By Sanjeev Nayak, OTV)