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Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev faking illness to avoid jail custody, alleges BJP

18/10/2021 at 5:54 PM

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 18: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today alleged that suspended BJD MLA Prashant Jagdev is faking illness to avoid jail stay. Jagdev is now undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar after he complained of health complications.  

A delegation of BJP leaders led by the party’s SC Morcha president, Bibhu Tarai, today met the Director of Capital Hospital and submitted a memorandum. “Jagdev has been admitted to the hospital without any illness. He is a habitual offender. To evade jail stay, he is exploiting the loopholes in the law and is staying in hospital on medical grounds,” the BJP alleged.

On the other hand, the Director of Capital Hospital rubbished the allegations leveled by the BJP. “The Chilika MLA is undergoing treatment at the hospital as he is having difficulties in breathing. He is also suffering from high BP and diabetics. A team of doctors from medicine and cardiology departments is attending to him,” he said.

Jagdev was accused of attacking BJP Balugaon Mandal chairman Niranjan Sethi on September 8.

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik suspended Jagdev from the party on the same day.

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