BJP workers vandalise party HQ in protest against ticket distribution
New Delhi: After West Bengal, resentment among BJP workers was reported on Friday from Odisha, where party activists vandalised the BJP state headquarters in Bhubaneswar.
The protest was staged after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced its first list for the upcoming elections (Lok Sabha and Assembly).
The supporters of BJP leader Amiya Dash staged the protest after his name was not mentioned in the list of candidates for 99 Assembly constituencies. The party fielded Babu Singh from Ekamra-Bhubaneswar Assembly seat, who left BJD and joined BJP recently. They shouted slogans and demanded a party ticket for Amiya. Later, BJP state vice president, Samir Mohanty reached the spot and pacified the agitators.
However, the party workers allegedly vandalised the party office, while some miscreants damaged Mohanty's car also- parked at his residence.
"Amiya Dash is our leader for a long time. He is a senior face of the state. How can the party high-command field an outsider?" a BJP activist asserted.
Meanwhile, many state units have urged the BJP top brass to field local leaders to avoid the infighting.