Himansu Shekhar Rout

During the third phase of polling in Odisha, Chhendipada MLA Sushant Behera allegedly attacked a BJP worker at a booth of Angul district under the Sambalpur parliamentary constituency on Saturday. 

As per reports, when polling was underway, the BJD MLA was allegedly trying to persuade some voters inside booth no 84 at Similisahi of Koshala panchayat. A BJP worker identified as Siddharth Shankar Sahu strongly opposed such activities of the MLA. Sahu accused the MLA of indulging in booth rigging.

Infuriated, Behera along with his supporters allegedly attacked the BJP workers. 

No comments were received from MLA Sushant Behera. 

As for the Chhendipada incident, Additional DGP (Law and Order) Sanjay Kumar and Chief Electoral Officer Nikuja Dhal said that the video footage of the incident involving the BJD MLA has been received.

They added, "We have received the video footage and spoke to the SP in this regard. After an investigation, action will be taken.”

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