Khordha: Controversy and Biju Janta Dal MLA Prashant Jagdev seem to get along quite well quite frequently.
A fresh allegation against the BJD leader has put him in soup again. Jagabandhu Sahu, a Junior Engineer working with the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) has filed a complaint against Jagdev for alleged misbehaviour.
As per his written complaint to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CDA, Jagdev misbehaved with him on the night of August 15 in an inebriated condition and threatened to thrash him by calling local goons to the spot.
Sahu further wrote, “On the night of August 15, Jagdev and his family along with the BDO of Banapur and his husband arrived at the Scientist Hostel in CDA. Upon their arrival, the caretaker of the hostel and I offered them Rooms (203, 204, 205) for overnight stay. However, showing displeasure over a trivial matter, Jagdev snapped and yelled at me."
Sahu even alleged that the MLA consumed alcohol in room number-204 till 2:30 AM that night.
“Jagdev got angry by saying that if my higher-ups are fine with it, why am I not picking up his calls? Then he shouted at me and directed me to leave the place.” added Sahu.
However, the MLA clarified over phone that the allegations made against him are baseless.
“I was there in the hostel that night but I am unaware of any misbehaviour as alleged,” said Jagdev.
“However, I will look into the matter if any such thing is brought to my notice,” added Jagdev.
Notably, Jagdev has a history of confrontations with his critics. Earlier his name had cropped up in the thrashing of BJP workers in Manamunda of Boudh district.
(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)