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Suryakant Jena

Jagatsinghpur: Tension erupted at Mundala Chhak in Naugaon area of the district after clashes broke out between two groups of BJD workers during a poll campaign.

According to sources, volunteers of Jagatsinghpur BJD leader Amarendra Das allegedly stopped the supporters of local party candidate Prasant Muduli while the latter was conducting a roadshow near Mundala Chhak. Das’ supporters waived black flags and also protested the roadshow organised by Muduli.

The situation turned ugly when members of both the groups had a heated argument and later entered into a scuffle.

Asked about the incident, Muduli said, “There may be some disgruntlement in those candidates, who did not get ticket for the elections, but in my opinion, the Congress party was behind the incident. The Opposition party has intentionally tried to conspire against me but people have proved that they are with me.”

It may be noted that infighting in party's Jagatsinghpur unit has hit fever pitch after the party denied poll ticket to local aspirant Amarendra Das and instead nominated Balikuda-Ersama MLA Prasant Muduli for the seat.

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