Bhubaneswar: The women wing of Odisha BJP today intensified its agitation against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy demanding his immediate arrest and ouster from the Cabinet for making derogatory remarks against women.
The Minister is in the eye of storm after a video went viral purportedly showing him making derogatory remarks against the women since last week.
The video which has since gone viral quoted the BJD veteran as saying that 30,000 women have 60,000 husbands each having two husbands.
The agitating women activists burnt the effigy of Maharathy today. BJP Mahila Morcha president Pravati Parida said the agitation will continue till he is not arrested and removed from his post.
She also slammed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for shielding him even as he insulted the women folk.
Earlier, the Morcha activists also staged an agitation in front of Maharathy’s residence in Bhubaneswar. They also faced off with police while attempting to barge into his residence.