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Devbrat Patnaik

Nabarangpur: Two days after some videos purportedly showing Congress candidate from the Nabarangpur parliamentary constituency, Pradeep Majhi cozying up with an unidentified woman inside a hotel room went viral on social media, the Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) launched a massive protest in the district demanding strong action against Majhi for his alleged involvement in the sexual misconduct. However, Majhi has termed it as a conspiracy of the rival parties to defame him ahead of the elections.

Targeting Pradeep Majhi, activists of the Mahila Janata Dal today staged a demonstration and questioned his candidature. They also demanded that the AICC and PCC should withdraw their support to the MP candidate.

"We saw a video of Pradeep Majhi which went viral on social media two days back. He has no respect for women. He should be immediately suspended by the OPCC chief," claimed a member of the BMJD, Nabarangpur.

On the other hand, the Mahila Congress, in order to counter the BJD's attack, came in support of Majhi and held a rally in the district. " He is a man with good character and has immense respect for women," they opined.

"If they have any issues, they should move the Election Commission or the State Electoral Officer. This is a baseless issue, completely false and people will never accept this," stated Sadan Nayak, PCC Vice-President.

Meanwhile, responding to the viral video, Pradeep Majhi said, "The rival parties involve in such drama prior to the elections. It's their plan. They had levelled similar allegations before the 2014 elections, and are repeating the same thing now. This is their nature."

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