While the BJD accused BJP leaders of giving derogatory remarks against its Padampur candidate Barsha Singh Bariha, the BJP said Ministers and leaders of the ruling party are directly involved in many cases of kidnap, murder and rape of girls.
“Violence against women is on the rise in the State. Culprits are being protected by the Odisha Government as Ministers and leaders are directly involved in many cases of kidnapping, gang-rape and murder of girls,” alleged BJP general secretary Lekhasri Samantsinghar.
The Bhubaneswar unit of BJP Mahila staged a protest meeting at the Master Canteen here today. They burnt the effigies of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Minister Sameer Ranjan Das and former Minister Pratap Jena and Dibya Shankar Mishra.
On the other hand, BJD Mahila leaders too staged a protest meeting at the Raj Mahal Square here in protest against alleged misbehavior shown to BJD candidate for Padampur by-poll, Barsha Singh Bariha. They burnt the effigies of MP Jual Oram and Leader of Opposition Jaya Narayan Mishra.
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