Rift widens within Boudh district unit of BJD

Boudh: Rift in Boudh district unit of BJD seems to be widening as a faction of party workers condemned party MLA Mahidhar Rana in a meeting organised in Chepra of Kultajor panchayat in the district.

“We had taken a pledge to uplift the poor and develop Boudh district for which we had chosen Rana as MLA. But he has failed to discharge his duties and collectively we have decided to replace him. If he is given a BJD ticket to contest elections this time, we will take every step to defeat him,” said a BJD worker, Sambhu Prasad Sethi.

According to sources, a meeting was organised by a group of BJD workers at Chepra which happens to be in Rana’s constituency. The meeting, which was reportedly attended by the local sarpanch and BJD members of eight nearby panchayats witnessed a crowd turnout of 2000 people. Rana was criticised for not carrying out any developmental work in their area, informed sources.

Commenting on the matter Rana said “Some group of haters who are not being able to tolerate my popularity and increasing influence among the locals had organised a meeting to defame me, but the locals will give them a befitting reply in the coming days.”