According to information, BJP workers were protesting peacefully against deprival of right of people’s representative from doing constitutional duty when a large group of youths stopped them and bit them black and blue. Police didn’t even rescue the workers from the attackers.
On the other hand, police lifted away many BJP leaders, including Sipra Bajpayee, from Balapani bypass ahead of the CM visit.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid a one-day visit to launch distribution of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana smart cards in the district.
Meanwhile, BJP state general secretary Golak Mohapatra, addressing a Press meet, demanded that stern action be taken against the attackers. He too threatened that the BJP would take to the streets if the attackers are not arrested soon.