BJP’s Candidate taking on BJD Chief Naveen in Bijepur ‘Attacked’

Bargarh: In yet another incident of pre-poll violence in the State, BJP’s Bijepur Assembly candidate Sanath Gartia was attacked on Wednesday. Gartia, who has been fielded by the saffron party against Odisha CM and BJD president Naveen Patnaik from the constituency, had reportedly gone to visit some of his supporters when the incident occured.

Stones were reportedly hurled at Gartiya’s car at Kandhara village in Bijepur when he was inside the vehicle. However, Sanat and his associates are safe, said sources.

Meanwhile, Gartia has lodged a police complaint with Bijepur police alleging involvement of some BJD workers in the incident.

“I was talking to some of my supporters, when a youth came and threw a brick on my vehicle. He was later overpowered and sent to his home,” said Gartia.

BJD leaders couldn’t be contacted to comment on the allegations. The story will be further updated…