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A sarpanch here has accused her husband of reducing her to a titular head of the gram panchayat.

A sarpanch here has accused her husband of reducing her to a titular head of the gram panchayat. An administrative inquiry has been ordered into the charges levelled by the woman.

Minati Nayak,sarpanch of Alailo gram panchayat under Mahakalpada block,has alleged before the district administration that her husband Amiya Nayak has hijacked her power as the elected representative. “I am being mentally harassed by my spouse as I objected to his interference. I am not being allowed to officiate,” Minati alleged in a petition to the Collector.

Penal action will be initiated against Amiya if the charges levelled against him are found to be true.