Rejecting the ruling BJD’s demand for tendering an apology for allegedly pushing a policewoman throughout a protest, Chief of the Opposition Jaynarayan Mishra of the BJP on Friday mentioned he was not Mahatma Gandhi that he’ll supply one other cheek after being slapped on one.
Mr Mishra, who turned 60 years on Friday, claimed that he had pushed her in a reflex motion because the policewoman, who was carrying a boot, stomped on his foot that has a slipper on.
“I’m a sufferer of police atrocity. I’m not Mahatma Gandhi that I’ll supply one other cheek after being slapped on one,” he informed reporters.
The senior BJP chief was booked underneath numerous IPC sections together with 354 (outraging the modesty of a lady) for allegedly pushing the cop throughout a protest in entrance of the Sambalpur district collector’s workplace on Wednesday.
“When Dhanupali police station IIC Anita Pradhan crushed my toes, it went unnoticed. The camerapersons got here after that incident and shoot me pushing her…As a substitute of realising her mistake, she punched me. An argument ensued thereafter,” he mentioned.
Reacting over the ruling BJD’s demand for his removing from the submit of Chief of Opposition and an apology, Mr Mishra mentioned: “I’ll tender an apology solely when the chief minister problem a press release saying that the police have been given a free hand and people who cannot tolerate atrocities can go away the state.”
On senior BJD chief and former commissioner of Mumbai Police Arup Patnaik’s assertions that had he been in cost, Mr Mishra would have been behind the bar and confronted harsh motion, the BJP chief mentioned, “I’m able to go to anywhere the place he’ll beat me up.”
BJD MP Munna Khan mentioned, “Mishra is understood for his brief mood. He additionally doesn’t behave correctly within the meeting. We strongly condemn his misbehaviour with the policewoman.”
In the meantime, a delegation of the BJP MLAs led by opposition chief whip Mohan Majhi met Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and submitted a memorandum demanding motion towards Arup Patnaik for allegedly issuing a veiled risk to the chief of the opposition.
The BJP legislators additionally filed an FIR towards Mr Patnaik on this regard.
In a associated growth, a bunch of transgender folks additionally staged an illustration earlier than Mishra’s residence right here accusing him of “assaulting” a lady cop.
Nonetheless, Mr Mishra’s daughter Subhshree supplied them sweetmeats and consuming water “as they appeared drained by demonstrating towards my father. They didn’t come on their very own however have been introduced. Whereas leaving our place, they blessed me.”
Earlier, a number of BJP leaders together with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan turned up on the official residence of Mr Mishra to increase needs on his birthday.
(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by Timesof24 workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)
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