Trinity conspiring against me: Pipili BJD MLA

Bhubaneswar: A BJD member Pradeep Maharathy who was dropped from the Naveen Patnaik ministry on Wednesday alleged a conspiracy against him by three senior party leaders.

"A 'Brahma-Bishnu-Maheswar' trio has been conspiring against me," said Maharathy, the MLA from Pipili who was dropped last year following the dalit gangrape case.

He said that the three were close to the government and taking decisions against him.

"The three are parliamentary affairs minister Kalpataru Das, government chief whip Pravat Tripathy and his deputy Sanjay Dasburma," he said outside the House.

Government Chief Whip Pravat Tripathy objected to Maharathy's statement and requested Speaker P K Amat to expunge it.

Amat said "I will examine it."

Congress Chief Whip Prasad Harichandan, however, objected and claimed that Maharathy had not used any unparliamentary words which needed to be expunged.

Outside the House, Tripathy said "Maharathy is a senior member of the party and he is used to making such light statements. There is no truth in his statement."