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Mrunal Manmay Dash

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday condemned Odisha Law and Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena for alleged profanity while speaking with Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party workers including some ladies in Mahanga.

The incident, the video of which has gone viral in social media platforms, has already caused a furore among netizens.

State Social Media Convener of BJP Mahilamorcha (Odisha), Satarupa Mishra slammed the Minister accusing him of disrespecting women.

She took to Twitter uploading the viral video, where she wrote, “Does not Jena know how to behave in front of women. Is this the respect for women, the BJD has been advocating since long?”

Speaking to the reporters she said, “Swearing in front of women by a Minister is totally unacceptable. Jena has belittled Odisha’s name and stature in the Country by insulting the women.”

“Jena has been accused by the slain BJP leader, Kulamani Baral’s son of conspiring to murder his father in the sensational case of Mahanga double murder earlier last year. Now we are hearing such kinds of foul language from his mouth in front of the women. The people should take all that into consideration while chosing representatives,” Mishra said.

Asked about the viral video, Jena however feigned ignorance and said, “No such incident has come to his notice.”

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