Infighting in BJD: Kantamal MLA candidate’s vehicle vandalised

Boudh: As elections are getting closer, intra-party fighting in BJD only seems to be intensifying. A group of BJD workers allegedly damaged the vehicle of Kantamal MLA candidate Mahidhar Rana in Ratakhandi village under Ghikundi panchayat in Boudh today.

According to sources, the incident took place during the poll campaigning of Rana when supporters of Sesha Kumar Meher allegedly vandalised a four-wheeler owned by Rana. Subsequently, tension erupted at the spot and supporters of Rana later lodged a complaint at Manmunda police station.

“They smashed my vehicle with stones. Such goondaism will not be accepted here and residents of Kantamal will give them a befitting reply,” said Rana.

Inspector in-charge of Manmunda police station, Gopinath Pradhan said, “Two miscreants came on a bike and attacked the vehicle. We are trying to nab them soon.”

However, no comments could be obtained from Sesha Kumar in connection with the incident.