According to reports, BJP candidate Ashrit Patnaik was being taken in a procession when a group of youths, reportedly belonging to the ruling Biju Janata Dal, attacked saffron party workers with sticks. They also damaged vehicles.
In protest, Ashrit Patnaik alsong with his supporters sat on a dharna on the village road, demanding immediate arrest of the attackers. Even as police personnel reached the spot soon, a palpable tension was still prevailing in the village.
It may be noted that political parties are now holding campaigning in nook and corner of the Pipili Assembly constituency in view of the upcoming April 17 by-poll.