Himansu Shekhar Rout

Wife of BJD leader Arkesh Singh Deo, Adrija Manjari Singh Deo, who had earlier brought allegation of domestic violence against AU Singh Deo’s family in 2019, on Thursday, questioned the candidature of her husband’s brother Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo in the Bolangir Assembly seat. 
“How could Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik give a ticket to my husband’s family even though he knows all the three together tortured me? Arkesh has been charge-sheeted in Dehradun,” she asked while addressing a press meet in Bolangir.  

“The Chief Minister is working for the development and welfare of women. How a family that has done so many atrocities against a woman in their own house has been given a ticket by the BJD. The CM knows the torture on me,” she lamented. 

“When I do not get justice, what would be happening to those who have suffered a similar fate? I will keep moving across Bolangir and narrate my ordeal before the people,” Adrija added.

When Arkesh was BJD’s MLA candidate from Bolangir and Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo was the MP candidate in 2019, Adrija had campaigned for the royal family.

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However, Adrija alleged that after her husband and brother-in-law lost the polls, her in-laws’ started torturing her. She had filed a complaint at Dehradun Police Station against her husband, brother-in-law and father-in-law.   

Adrija also sought the help of the state government and the Bolangir Police in this matter. 

Adrija Working on the Script of Congress Leader Narasingha Mishra: Arkesh

However, Arkesh Singh Deo said that Adrija is enacting the script written by veteran Congress leader Narasingha Mishra.

“The script has been written by Narasingha Mishra for this film. Neither his lead actor nor his lead heroine is working well. Now Narasingha should write a new script and she (Adrija) should play a new role. There is a massive wave in favour of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bolangir and the situation of Congress is not good. Congress is going to lose in Kantabanji,” he said.

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  • Ghateswar Mishra