Bhubaneswar, Sep 8: Chlika MLA Prashanta Kumar Jagdev has been suspended from party with immediate effect. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president, Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday has suspended Jagdev from the party.
However, no reason has been cited for suspension.
The CM Chief Minister also removed Jagadev from the post of Chairperson, District Planning Committee , Khordha with immediate effect.
Earlier in the day, the Chilika MLA was purportedly seen thrashing a senior Nagar BJP leader in full public glare at Balugaon area of Khordha district. A video of the incident which has gone viral on social media platforms shows MLA Jagdev manhandling and slapping Balugaon Nagar BJP President Niranjan Sethi at a busy market street.