Saswat Singhdeo

Puri: After Niranjan Pujari, Puspendra Singh Deo and Tukuni Sahu, another BJD MLA, Sanjay Das Burma, faced public wrath during an election campaign today.

According to reports, some women residents of Bijipur village of Brahmagiri in Puri district staged a demonstration when Burma's rally was passing through the area.

With placards in hands, the women protesters questioned the Brahmagiri MLA on when they will get back the chit fund money. According to sources, the protesters also clashed with BJD workers which subsequently sparked tension in the area.

Some women were injured in the scuffle and were subsequently admitted to hospital. However, it is yet to be ascertained whether the women protesters had any political affiliation or not.

No comments could be obtained from the Brahmagiri MLA on the issue yet.

Earlier, the sitting MLA and BJD’s candidate for Titlagarh Assembly constituency in Bolangir district, Tukuni Sahu today faced the ire of the locals who alleged that the legislator had failed to ensure development of the region in the past five years.

A video purportedly showing Tukuni being questioned by locals during her campaigning has gone viral on various social media platforms.