Pre Poll violence: Khurda BJP leader killed after being shot at by miscreants; BJP calls for Khurda bandh from 8 am to 2 pm today

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Khurda: BJP Mandal president Manguli Jena killed after being shot at by two bike-borne miscreants near Nabina Bag BJP office in Khurda.

BJP calls for Khurda bandh from 8 am to 2 pm today protesting murder of party’s Khurda Mandal president Manguli Jena late Sunday night; activists of saffron party stage dharna in front of Town Police Station demanding immediate arrest of accused.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan strongly condemning the incident and apprised the State Police DG about the matter. “There is no place for violence in democracy as it is battle of ballots not bullets. I urge party leaders and workers to have faith in democracy and keep peace at this time,” Pradhan tweeted.

Agitated BJP workers protest with demand for swift action. Police forces deployed to bring situation under control .

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