BJD factions clash during ‘Jana Sampark Padayatra’ in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: A clash broke out between the supporters of BJD Khandapada MLA Anubhav Patnaik and BJD MP Soumya Ranjan Patnaik during Jana Sampark Padayatra in Banamalipur Panchayat of Nayagarh yesterday.

As per reports, the brawl started after Soumya Ranjan’s supporters allegedly raised slogans against the Khandapada MLA using banners and posters which was vehemently opposed by the supporters of the latter.

Subsequently, after a heated argument, members of both sides exchanged blows.

Later, supporters of MP Soumya Ranjan accused the Khandapada MLA of indulging in corruption.

“The Khandapada MLA is indulged in corruption. If stringent action is not taken by the party against him, then the residents of Banamalipur panchayat will not support BJD anymore,” said a supporter of Soumya Patnaik.

On the other hand, supporters of the MLA refuted the allegations and said that MP Soumya Ranjan are jealous of his fame.

“The support received in the Jana Sampark Padayatra of the MLA has been overwhelming. Hence, Soumya Patnaik’s supporters are getting jealous of his fame and popularity,” said a supporter of Khandapada MLA.