Vikash Sharma

The people of Odisha are all set to witness the grand oath-taking ceremony of the first BJP Chief Minister Mohan Majhi on Wednesday. The stage is all set for the oath ceremony of CM-designate Mohan Majhi who has donned several hats in the past. The four-time MLA from Keonjhar, Mohan Majhi was elected as the BJP leader at the legislature party meeting held on Tuesday.

Majhi is known for his public service and organisational skills. Before his Assembly debut, Majhi served as a Sarpanch from 1997 till 2000.

Prior to his journey from Sarpanch to the next Odisha CM, Mohan Majhi had faced several issues including bomb attack and alleged misbehaviour at the hands of police.

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In an old video, going viral now, the Odisha CM-designate Mohan Majhi can be seen staging a road blockade after being allegedly misbehaved by a police official. Though the exact date of the incident is unclear, the concerned police official can be seen engaging in a heated argument with Mohan Majhi.

In the throwback video, Mohan Majhi can be heard saying that he had come to a protest site where locals blocked the road over water issues. In the video, the then IIC asked the agitators to come to police station saying that he would resolve the matter. The concerned police official then allegedly misbehaved with Mohan Majhi and asked him to leave the police station.

“The IIC is acting and working for BJD and hence he misbehaved with me,” Mohan can be heard saying in the old video going viral on social media now.

Bomb Attack On Mohan Majhi

It was in 2021 when the new Odisha CM designate Mohan Majhi had faced a bomb attack on his vehicle. Majhi was then an MLA. Keonjhar Police subsequently arrested 5 persons including prime accused Pratap Rout, Bidyadhar Parida, Sarat Jena and others in connection with the incident.

All of them were arrested based on the complaint filed by Mohan Majhi. Police had released sketches of the accused based on CCTV footage. Accusing BJD’s involvement, the BJP had then staged a road blockade and demanded CBI probe into the matter.

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