Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday suspended party’s Chilika MLA Prashanta Kumar Jagdev.
BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suspended legislators from the party.
The suspension order came hours after a video, in which Jagdev was seen thrashing a senior Nagar BJP leader in full public glare at Balugaon area in Khordha district, went viral on social media.
The video showed MLA Jagdev manhandling and slapping Balugaon Nagar BJP President Niranjan Sethi at a busy market street in Khordha.
Chilika MLA Prashanta Kumar Jagadev has also been removed as chairperson, Khurdha District Planning Committee with immediate effect.