Both the leaders of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) were allegedly engaged in a verbal spat after Pallahara MLA inaugurated the CCC in the absence of Dhenkanal MP. Their respective supporters were also seen shouting slogans against each other.
Sources said, the district administration had informally invited the Dhenkanal MP and the Pallahara MLA for the inauguration of the Covid Care Centre at Pallahara Adarsh Vidyalaya today.
The inauguration programme was reportedly scheduled to be held at 10:30 am today. However, MP Mahesh Sahoo reportedly arrived at the venue around 20 minutes after the scheduled time. On his arrival, the MP found that MLA Mukesh Pal had already inaugurated the Covid Care Centre.
Irked over this, Dhenkanal MP allegedly lost his temper and made some ‘objectionable remarks’ against the local MLA. Subsequently, a verbal spat erupted between the supporters of both the leaders.