Bhubaneswar, Aug 15: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi was allegedly heckled by BJD workers in his constituency while the legislator had gone to hoist the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day on Monday.
The incident took place when Panigrahi was on his way to Kamalapur village under Rangeilunda block to hoist the tricolour.
Panigrahi’s vehicle was stopped by the alleged BJD members who shouted slogans against him. He was allegedly assaulted and shown black flags.
After the Gopalpur MLA was heckled, a scuffle broke out between Panigrahi’s supporters and the alleged BJD workers.
Notably, Panigrahi was suspended from the ruling BJD on charges of corruption. He was also arrested in connection with an alleged job scam.