A day after his fiancee lodged a grievance of dishonest as he failed to show up at their marriage ceremony, ruling BJD’s Tirtol MLA Bijaya Shankar Das on Sunday mentioned that he’s able to marry her within the subsequent 60 days.
The lady has additionally claimed that the legislator’s relations had been discouraging him to make the leap, and even tried to threaten and speak her out of the alliance.
Mr Das has been booked underneath varied sections of the IPC, together with 420 (dishonest), 195A (threatening any particular person to provide false proof) and 120B (punishment of legal conspiracy).
The couple had utilized for registration of their marriage on Might 17, 2022. The lady alongside together with her relations arrived on the registrar’s workplace, however the lawmaker didn’t flip up.
“Sure, I’m able to marry her within the subsequent 60 days. One month has handed because the software was made for the registration of the wedding. I nonetheless have 60 days. My mom is in poor health, and I’ll do what’s required of me inside stipulated time,” Mr Das (30) advised reporters.
On the allegation of dishonest, Mr Das denied it and mentioned, “I’ve by no means mentioned no to the wedding. The truth is, I’ve introduced it earlier than the media and the general public. So, the query of dishonest doesn’t come up.”
The lady claimed that she was in a relationship with Mr Das for 3 years, and he had promised to marry her on the scheduled date.
Sources near the MLA’s household mentioned that Das, son of late BJD chief and former minister late Bishnu Charan Das, was in a relationship with the lady for fairly a while.
Variations had cropped up between the 2 and the legislator was apparently reluctant to get married to her.
Apprehending betrayal, she uploaded a few of their photos on social media, following which the MLA agreed to the marriage, the sources mentioned.
In the meantime, opposition BJP and Congress have demanded a impartial investigation into the allegations made by the lady.
“It’s a behavior of the ruling occasion to defend its MLAs. We demand a impartial investigation,” mentioned state BJP normal secretary Prithiwiraj Harichandan.
The Congress, too, sought an neutral inquiry into the allegations.
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