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Trouble mounted for BJD MLA Bijay Shankar Das after his rumoured girlfriend Somalika on Sunday met Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra and requested him to raise her issue in Odisha Assembly.

Somalika, who has accused the lawmaker of rape and cheating, narrated how she has been running from pillar to post for justice, but in vain. Despite all evidence, police are not taking any action as he is the lawmaker of the ruling BJD, she said.

She further alleged that her case was registered after 9 months after the intervention of Orissa High Court. Even though 21 days have passed, police are yet to take any action. 

“I have been running from police stations to court. But, the lawmaker is roaming around freely. It took me 9 months to get my case registered that too only after the intervention of Orissa HC. However, 21 days have gone now, but they are sitting idle with no action even after registering the case,” Somalika said to media persons after meeting Mishra.

She further took a sly dig at the government and said, “I think, everyone who joins BJD are ‘clean’ so no action is being taken against them.”

“I have no hope left in the ruling party. So, I approached the Leader of Opposition Jayanarayan Mishra and narrated my ordeal. I’m hopeful, he will raise my issue in the Assembly,” she further added.

Mishra, who has been hogging the limelight for his alleged scuffle with a lady IIC, held a discussion with Somalika and assured her of all necessary help.

On the other hand, the state units of Congress and BJP on Saturday held a protest demanding police action against Bijay. They questioned as to why no action had been taken against the legislator even though 21 days have passed since the Jagatsinghpur police registered a case against the MLA.

Both parties took out separate rallies and staged demonstrations in Jagatsinghpur, demanding the immediate arrest of the MLA Das.

No comments could be obtained from the BJD MLA in connection with today's development.


(Reported by Harihar Chand, OTV)