Worried over infighting, BJD on toes to end factionalism

As for the Puri Assembly segment, there are two warring factions – one led by Rajya Sabha MP Subhasish Khuntia and the other led by MLA candidate Sunil Mohanty, son of former Speaker and BJD stalwart, late Maheswar Mohanty. 

BJD's Rajya Sabha member Subhasish Khuntia speaking to the media

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) appears to be visibly worried over the unending infighting that may potentially sabotage the electoral prospects of its candidates in some places.

Hence, the ruling party has been on its toes carrying out a reconciliatory exercise almost every day at Sankha Bhawan between warring groups or ticket aspirants.