BJD MLA from Tirtol of Jagatsinghpur district Rabindranath Bhoi, who is embroiled in a false affidavit controversy, on Friday called on party chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas here and explained his version.
“I did not study Plus II or Plus III. I had joined AMIE course in Chennai after Matriculation, but could not complete it as my father died and my family could not support my education,” Bhoi said. He, however, admitted that his affidavit was wrong. “I have left it to the party chief and whatever decision he will take I will accept it,” he said.
When asked about controversy, Chief Minister said he would look into the matter.The Tirtol legislator had allegedly furnished false information about his educational qualifications at the time of filing nomination during 2009 general elections.
Bhoi claimed that he was unaware about the details mentioned in the affidavit and put the blame on Jagatsinghpur MLA and former minister Bishnu Charan Das for the matter.“I was asked to sign on it at the last moment of filing nomination papers,” he said.Dismissing allegation, Das, political mentor of Bhoi, said it is an attempt by his rivals to tarnish his image and score political point. Earlier, Das had clarified that he was not personal assistant of Bhoi to know about latter’s educational qualifications.
A close confidant of Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra, Jagatsinghpur MLA has fallen from grace of Chief Minister.