BJD workers threatening BJP leaders in Hinjili: Pitambar Acharya

Berhampur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday accused that the workers of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of threatening the supporters of the saffron party in Hinjili, the Assembly constituency of Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik.

State BJP spokesperson and party’s Hinjili candidate, Pitambar Acharya sat on dharna at Sergada Police Station in the constituency alleging that the BJP workers are being threatened in violation of the Election Commission’s guidelines of a free, fair and peaceful poll.

“BJD’s Seragada block chairman Santosh Patnaik alias Pintu tore off BJP posters. Besides, one Kalia along with several others with revolvers in hands is roaming around the constituency threatening BJP workers,” alleged Acharya.

He further said that if police succumb to the pressure from the ruling-BJD and fail to take immediate action against the accused, the BJP will gherao the police station.

Earlier, Dhabalpur BJP president had lodged a police complaint against Naveen Patnaik alleging that at the behest of the Odisha CM, the BJD workers are tearing off posters of BJP and also threatening leaders of the region.

(The story will be updated further once we receive comments from the BJD leaders on the allegations brought by the BJP)