New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for Bharatiya Janata Party, Vice-President of Jharkhand Scheduled Castes Cell, Seema Roy, alleged that her husband and former Jharkhand minister Baijnath Ram deserted her in a mall.

She created ruckus outside Jharkhand Bhawan, where the former minister has been staying since April 22. Seema alleged that her husband eloped with a woman who is wife of minister’s former personal assistant.

The embarrassed BJP took prompt action and suspended both Baijnath Ram and Seema Roy from the party. Initially, Roy was not allowed to enter Jharkhand Bhawan since she did not have any identity proof. It was only after her protest before media, she was allowed entry to Jharkhand Bhawan.

In absence of her husband, Roy stayed in the room number 202 of Jharkhan Bhawan and is still waiting for him to return to Delhi. On Saturday night, Roy called newsmen and expressed angst against her husband. However, on Sunday she refused to meet anyone citing ill health.

Seema Roy has not yet filed any police complaint against her husband. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Delhi), Chhaya Sharma, a case will be registered against the former minister only if Roy files a complaint in this connection. Meanwhile, Delhi Police is trying to ascertain if Seema Roy is the real wife of Baijnath Ram.

In a statement given to the police, Roy claimed that Ram was with her till Saturday evening. She said, “We had gone to South Ex market where my husband pushed me out of the car and escaped with other lady.”

Following the incident, Seema fell ill and was rushed to AIIMS. After the treatment, she along with a woman constable was sent back to Jharkhand Bhawan.

Meanwhile, the Jharkhand Bhawan officials have claimed that the wife of former minister has created ruckus earlier over her husband’s illicit relationship. In 2009, Baijnath Ram was Health Minister during the Shibu Soren government. In 2010, he was given the post of Education Minister during the Arjun Munda government.