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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The official quarters of VK Pandian, the private secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was allegedly ransacked by BJP supporters here on Saturday.

Over 30 BJP supporters waving party flag stormed into Pandian’s residence and allegedly ransacked flower pots and few vehicles parked inside the premises.

Alleging 'favouritism' to a particular party by the bureaucrat, the BJP supporters staged the demonstration on his campus and also threw cow dung on the main entry gate and boundaries.

"The BJP activists attacked me, threw flower pots and damaged a few vehicles parked inside the quarters," said a staff deployed at Pandian's residence.

Raising slogans 'Sabdhan Pandian', the BJP supporters protested undue interference of the bureaucrat in direct politics and other affairs of the Odisha government.

" This is the beginning and a warning for Pandian to refrain from doing dirty politics," said BJP Vice President, Sameer Mohanty.

BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb on the other hand condemned such demonstration by BJP supporters.

"It is an unfortunate incident and it clearly shows the mentality of top BJP leadership. Such kind of protest is not acceptable by any means in a democracy, "said Deb.

Deb further stated that police should take action against those behind the incident as per law.

Senior officials of the Commissionerate Police including Commissioner YB Khurania, DCP Satyabrat Bhoi rushed to the spot after the incident.

"We have arrested some persons and stern action will be taken against those involved in the incident,"said Khurania.

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