Pradhan was at Badikata under Padampur constituency addressing a public congregation when he targeted the State government over its announcement of Rs 5 lakh loan without interest to women SHGs.
The raid was conducted late at night in presence of women and senior citizens in the house which has been slammed by Patnaik’s family.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday made a veiled attack on Naveen Patnaik, saying the BJD-led government is appropriating money meant for farmers.
Naveen’s move to visit Padampur assumes significance as it comes in the wake of BJD’s defeat in Dhamnagar Assembly by-election that concluded recently.
With the fraction between BJD’s candidate Barsha Singh Bariha and Mahendra Badhei, who aspired for a ticket, allegedly getting wider, the conch party is reportedly struggling to tackle the situation.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday made a veiled attack on Naveen Patnaik, saying the BJD-led government is appropriating money meant for farmers. He said this while addressing a meeting at Mandosil under Paikamal block in Bargarh district.
Abduction of a BJP leader has become talk of the poll-bound Padampur with the saffron party accusing BJD’s hand behind it.
The BJP and BJD seem to have locked horns in a fierce battle in bypoll-bound Padampur.
Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Sunday hinted towards his increasing inclination towards the BJP. (Pradeep Panigrahi inclining towards BJP?)
Also present at the get-together were Member of the Lok Sabha Suresh Pujari, Pratap Sarangi and Odisha BJP President Samir Mohanty.
I am throwing an open challenge before the Odisha government. If it provides land for the new rail line tomorrow, we will start work the very next day, said Ashwini Vaishnaw.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Baijayant Panda launched a broadside against the State government, enumerating several burning issues that have obstructed the development in Western Odisha.
Meanwhile, issues like farmers’ problems, district status to Padampur and acute migration problems are taking centre stage in the campaign.
Vaishnaw, the railway minister, and Tomar, the minister for agriculture and farmers' welfare, will canvass for the saffron party's nominee Pradip Purohit on Sunday.
With just a few days left for the Padampur by-election, issues like farmers’ problems, district status to Padampur and acute migration problems are taking centre stage in the campaign. Annual mass exodus after Nuakhai, an agrarian festival, is common in Padampur sub-division. Thousands of people migrate through middle men and are subjected to physical and mental torture there at workplaces.