Odisha CEO seeks ATR against Chhendipada MLA for attacking BJP workers

Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer ordered an investigation against Chhendipada MLA Sushant Behera for allegedly attacking a BJP worker during polling in Angul district. The CEO demands a report within 24 hours following viral video evidence of the altercation.

Picture of MLA Prashant Behera charging at BJP workers at a booth in Chhendipada

Trouble mounted for Chhendipada MLA Sushant Behera who allegedly attacked a BJP worker during the third phase polling at a booth of Angul district under the Sambalpur parliamentary constituency, after Chief Electoral Officer Nikunja Bihari Dhal on Sunday ordered an investigation against him and sought an action-taken report (ATR) within 24 hours.

The CEO, Odisha, has directed the Angul Collector to submit the report.