Minister Raghunath Mohanty in trouble

Jaleswar: The mines minister and Basta MLA Raghunath Mohanty finds himself in trouble with a local journalist filing an FIR against his wife in the Basta police station. The jurno in his police complaint has alleged that the minister`s wife threatened over the phone to kill his son as she was aggrieved over the publication of a particular news item.

However, the district unit of the ruling BJD has rubbished the complaint saying it was pure smear campaign against the minister ahead of the panchayat elections. The mines minister Raghunath Mohanty said that the allegations were baseless and he was prepared to face any kind of investigation.